Birthstone Origin and Meaning

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Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Birthstone is a gemstone that commonly associated with the month of birth, from earliest times gemstones have been treasured for their beauty. Ancient Babylonians believed that it carried extraordinary and magnificent powers and it may have been the Assyrians who first attached meanings to desired gems as early as 1400 B.C. Some of the earliest written stories and historical origin of birthstones points in both the old and new testaments of the bible. In the book of Exodus, the breastplate of the Jewish high priest contained 12 stones that represent the 12 tribes of Israel, each of which was magically engraved with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the book Revelation, St. John describes the 12 beautiful gemstones that laid the foundation of the New Jerusalem. During the first century, Flavius Josephus connected specific gemstones to the signs of the zodiac. And in 1912, the American National Association of Jewelers officially adopted a list to standardize birthstones and later updated in 1952 by The Jewelry Industry Council of America.

January – Garnet

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who in this month was born will ensure loyalty, true friendship, and fidelity, faith, love, and constancy. The wearer of garnet could calm anxiety and could keep you safe particularly when traveling.

February – Amethyst

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who in this month was born shall find sincerity and peace of mind, freedom from passion and care. It signal strength of character and when worn could strengthen relationships and give courage and peace to their owner.

March – Aquamarine

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

March born people shall be wise, in days of danger shall be firm and brave, it is a symbol of youth, love and hope and happiness. Wearing these stone is believed to have healing powers and was believed to cure diseases.

April – Diamond

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who was born in this month said to be a symbol of innocence, and known as representation of eternal and everlasting love and faithfulness. Wearing a diamond is supposed to bring courage to its owner.

May – Emerald

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

May born people shall be loved and will be happy in a relationship. It symbolizes a whole host of qualities, including fertility, rebirth, and love. Wearing these stone are supposedly gain wisdom, growth, and patience.

June – Alexandrite

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who comes with June to this earth will have a good health and long life; this also symbolizes purity and brings good fortune to all who wear it.

July – Ruby

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Those who in July are born are exempt and free from love’s doubts and anxiety. It symbolizing peace and harmony and   bring the strength of character to its wearer. Furthermore, it well as give wisdom, health, and wealth.

August – Peridot

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who in this month was born is believed to be great protectors and have magical healing powers. Wearing peridots is supposed to ward off depression and bring power and influence.

September – Sapphire

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Those who were born in this month have peaceful minds. It be a sign of dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith, purity and is also supposed to bring wisdom. The wearer of sapphire can be pretty lucky and also guard your family and loved ones from harm.

October – Opal

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Those who were born in this month will receive joy and happiness. It is also said that it gives wearer faithfulness and confidence and guard against harm.

November – Topaz

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

Who in this month was born is believed to be a model of love and affection. It also is help good mental health and has healing properties and encourages energy. The wearer of the gem gives strength and intellect of body and mind.

December – Turquoise

Birthstone Origin and Meaning

If the cold December gave you birth, success will bless whatever you do. Give you good fortune and achievement. The wearer is guaranteed of peaceful nights and also relieves pain and injury. It relaxes the mind and protect its wearer from harm.

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