Birthstones by Month

Birthstones by Month
May 19, 2017 Jchon
In Jewelry

What is a more personal touch to add to your unique, custom creation from Half-Past Eight Studios than your own birthstone?

Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone.

The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912 with only one addition since then – the tanzanite was added to December.

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.

Keep a look out for our year-long series on Birthstones as we give you information on what your birthstone says about you!

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