Ever Wondered…How were birthstones chosen for each month? What is a birthstone? Which birthstones correspond to each month? Do you like jewelry? Oh! Of course you do! Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet, or a necklace, all of us love to wear jewelry to add that little bit of sparkle and shine to whatever we are wearing. Isn’t that right?
Do you have any favorite type of gemstone? Of course you might be having. Some people love pearl and some love diamonds. But there are many other types of beautiful gemstones. In fact, each month of the year has been assigned with a particular gemstone associated with it. We call these special monthly gemstones birthstones. Many people believe that the particular gemstone corresponding to the month of their birth has special properties!
How did these certain gemstones get associated with the months of the year? A few experts believe that birthstones can be traced back to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses had set forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. He had specifically mentioned the breastplate to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Later, these twelve stones were likely to get linked to the twelve signs of the zodiac. Eventually, they became associated with the twelve months of the calendar year.
Throughout history, there have been several myths and legends associated with the birthstones. Many cultures believed that the birthstones have magical healing powers or even bring you good luck. Although not all cultures have agreed on which stones correspond to which months, so you can find different lists of birthstones over the course of time. Today, most jewelers agree on a basic set of birthstones. Let’s take a look through the calendar to learn a bit more about each of these birthstones.
- The birthstone for the month of January is the garnet. Some believe garnets provide safety during travels.
- February’s birthstone is the amethyst, which is thought to make one courageous.
- If your birthday is in March, your birthstone is the aquamarine. Aquamarines have been associated with certain healing powers.
- April features what is arguably the most coveted birthstone: the diamond. Diamonds remain an enduring symbol of love.
- Another birthstone associated with love is the emerald, which is the birthstone of May.
- June’s birthstone is another popular jewel: the pearl. Pearls have long been a symbol of purity.
- The birthstone for July is the ruby. Ancient cultures believed the ruby could ward off evil.
- The peridot is the birthstone of August. Symbolizing strength, the peridot is sometimes known as the “evening emerald” due to its light green color.
- September’s birthstone, the sapphire, was also thought to guard against evil, especially poisoning.
- The opal is the birthstone of October. It represents faithfulness and confidence.
- November’s birthstone, the topaz, is usually associated with love and affection. Finally,
- December’s birthstone is the turquoise, which was often thought to symbolize luck and success.
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