Throughout history, trends and styles have changed dramatically – but one thing that has never wavered is the allure of precious gemstones. We hold jewels in high esteem, even assigning one to each month of the year and celebrating it through gifts, primarily of jewelry. For centuries, Royals have utilized emeralds in their homes, to decorate their apparel and as a part of their festivities. Cleopatra was known for her love of these rare gems and adorned both herself and her palace home with the stone. Although emeralds are found in 29 countries, a truly exquisite emerald is fairly rare; most emeralds that reach the market have been altered to increase clarity and enhance color. While known for their deep green color, emeralds can also occur in yellow-green to blue-green shades; the lighter shades are often known as beryl.
The official birthstone for May is the emerald, and although you may not be in the position to give an emerald to your loved ones celebrating a birthday this month, Nanz & Kraft has a fabulous alternative. Our specially designed birthstone collection showcases the perfect compilation of emerald florals which work together to create an incredible arrangement. Green is not traditionally a popular floral color, generally relegated to leaves and stems, but this month, green flowers take center stage. The natural elegance of green hydrangeas and unique lush plants is a meaningful way to celebrate birthdays this month.
Orchids, roses, lilies, and mums are all options to send an emerald green floral arrangement this May. At Nanz and Kraft Florists, we are passionate about spreading joy throughout the Louisville area through fresh floral arrangements, baskets of greenery, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Our expert floral designers are excited to help you create an emerald-inspired bouquet or basket for May birthday celebrations.