The concept of birthstones originated in the first century, because there was believed to be a connection between the twelve stones in the priestly breastplate, the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of the zodiac. The translations and interpretations of this have varied over the years, but wearing a single birthstone is only a few centuries old. In 1912, in order to standardize birthstones the Jewelers of America met and officially adopted the list as we know it today.
There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influences. Believe it or not, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month can heighten its healing powers and have a therapeutic effect on its wearer. If you’re likely to maximize this, each individual birthstone could be worn in each month. You can learn more about each birthstone’s specific gemstone hearing powers through the American Gem Society.
Birthstones are a great gift for a really any occasion. They are beautiful and have a unique connection to the person who will be wearing them. We often see gemstones purchased for a birthday, anniversary, the celebration of a birth, mother’s day and even holiday gifts. It’s a great way to give the gift of jewelry at a reasonable price and show someone you truly care. At Diamonds Rock we feature gemstone rings, earrings and necklaces. We encourage you to visit, view our collection, and hopefully we can find or create the perfect piece of jewelry for you or someone special. Thank you for reading!