What are Birthstones?
Birthstones are precious and semi-precious gemstones each representing a month of the calendar.
Their origin is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
The birthstones associated with birth months today are not necessarily the same ones that were used in ancient times.In those days, color was the most important feature of a gemstone. Our list represents the modern birthstone list endorsed by the American Gem Society.
There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.
Birthstone Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
While diamonds are the most popular gems for wedding and engagement rings.
The use of birthstones is increasing in popularity for women who desire a unique ring layered with meaning. There are many ways to include birthstones in engagement rings, and the ring will be even more treasured because it is unique to the couple.
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