Modern Birthstones - Gemstone to match the colors in the rainbow

The list of modern birthstones was adopted in 1912 by the Jewelers of America, and has since become accepted worldwide. However, the origin of birthstones may date back to the biblical era.  Many believe in the twelve stones of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and that gemstones were worn on the breastplate of Aaron in Exodus.  They matched the symbols of the zodiac and were thought to give the wearer unique powers, especially when worn in their month of birth.


Month
Modern Birthstones
Image
Color
January
Garnet
Dark Red
February
Amethyst
Purple
March
Aquamarine
Pale Blue
April
Diamond
Clear
May
Emerald
Deep Green
June
Moonstone
Pearl
July
Ruby
Red
August
Peridot
Light Green
September
Sapphire
Deep Blue
October
Tourmaline
Multicolor
November
Citrine
Yellow
December
Blue Topaz
Blue
Alternate Birthstones *

Birthstones can be a variaty of gemstones associated with the particular month of the year. For many centries, birthstones were considered lucky to people who were born in those months.

Historically, it has been said that the origin of the tradition of birthstones stems from the Breastplate of Aaron, a religious kaftan arranged as ... to learn more information about the orgins of gemstones and birthstones.



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