Birthstone Collection Round Created White Sapphire Framed Ring in Sterling Silver with 14K Yellow Gold Plating. The Emerald, also considered the birthstone of those born in May, was one of Cleopatraâ€™s favorite gems. It has long been linked with abundance, rebirth, and passion. Ancient Romans even dedicated this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is said that the wearer of this stone acquires knowledge, growth, and patience.