The History of Birthstone Assignments
Do you know what your birthstone is? If you’re like most moms, then you do. You’ve known it for as long as you can remember. You’ve owned various pieces of birthstone jewelry, with each new piece being all the more fabulous than the last. You may even have your children’s birthstones incorporated into some of your jewelry. But do you know why your birthstone is your birthstone? If you’re like most people, then you may not know why you wear the gem that you wear—but you still wear it proudly!
The first known reference to birthstones dates back to biblical times. The High Priest of the Hebrews wore 12 beautiful gems on his breastplate. Some believe these represented the 12 Israel tribes, while others believe they represented the 12 zodiac signs.
Each different stone came to be associated with different characteristics and healing powers. Later on, during the 15th century, people in Poland began wearing a different gem each month, believing it would embody them with its qualities.
- Perseverance for January.
- Peace for February.
- Happiness for March.
- Purity for April.
- Fidelity for May.
- Harmony for June.
- Integrity for July.
- Dignity for August.
- Sincerity for September.
- Hope for October.
- Beauty for November.
- Success for December.
Over time, people began to focus on just one gem—the one representing their month of birth. These days, people focus more on the aesthetic appeal of their birthstone—finding rings, necklaces, and a variety of other types of birthstone jewelry.
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