The Breastplate of Aaron: The First Piece of Birthstone Jewelry?

Gemstones have played various roles in the myths and legends of human cultures throughout history. Some tell a story or are believed to have special powers, but all of them share a common beauty. Each gemstone is unique with a special color, birthplace and story. Gemstones come in every color of the rainbow and are gathered from all corners of the world, with each colored gemstone possessing a unique creation of beautiful color. Some gemstones have been treasured since before history began and others were only discovered recently.

Whether you believe that birthstones possess meaning, beneficial qualities or not, birthstone jewelry is as ancient as the stones it uses. Like the history of birthstones, the origination of birthstone jewelry is vague, however one of the first descriptions of birthstone jewelry was seen in the Bible. The Breastplate of Aaron was said to be a religious garment worn by Aaron during religious ceremonies. The item was said to have twelve gemstones embedded within it, each representing one of the Israeli tribes. Regardless if this Old Testament story is true, presently gemstones of all sorts can be found in birthstone jewelry of all types with meanings as varied as the people that wear it.

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