Birthstones have been used since at least the first century as a way to give good luck on ones birthday. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it. Birthstones are also a fun way to share...
Modern lists of birthstones have little to do with either the breastplate or the
Foundation Stones of Christianity. Tastes, customs and confusing translations
Did you know all traditional birthstones have a history? Learn which birthstone
correlates to your birth month from American Gem Society.
Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month, each having a unique
meaning and historical significance. The popularity of birthstones dates back to ...
When making jewelry, its always helpful to know the stones that related to peoples birth-month. Even if you can't afford the real stone, like ruby or emerald, you can often find the crystal beads that are the same color of the stone you wish to use, so you can use th... More »
Here are the modern (listed first) and traditional birthstones, and in some cases
their commonly recognized substitutes. Also listed are some values each stone ...
Birthstones are a collection of precious and semi-precious gemstones, with each
stone representing a month of the Gregorian calendar.
The lure of birthstones The basic human need to own and wear materials we
deem "sacred" or special is what drives us to collect rocks and minerals. Perhaps
The birthstones we associate with certain months now are not necessarily the
same ones as in ancient times. Once, color was the most important feature of a ...
Most gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the
Breastplate of Aaron: a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones