Through the years people believed in the power of the gemstones and used or wore them as protection or healing elements.
Nowadays people may still believe in the powers of the gemstones or just wear them as an accessory.
Whether you are a believer or an amateur you will enjoy these interesting information about the birthstones.
The history of birthstones can be traced at its earliest to the Bible. First century historian Flavius Josephus connected the twelve stones of the Breastplate of Aaron as described in the Book of Exodus to the twelve sings of the zodiac and to the twelve months of the year.
Most commonly in the Western world a birthstone represents a month of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1912, the National Association of Jewelers defined the modern day list of birthstones and the list has remained unchanged. Today, there are separate lists of birthstones ; the “traditional” list have been available for use for the past 500 years. The “modern” list of birthstones boasts gems that have only been widely available for the past 100 or so years. Because there are numerous gemstones available for use today, birthstones are often categorized according to color instead of specific stones.
In the East there are other interpretations and listings of birthstones that don't relate to the biblical breastplate. Those are most notably the Mythical Birthstone List, which is of Tibetan origin and goes back well over one thousand years, and the Ayurvedic Birthstone List, which dates back to around 1500 BC and relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine.
The Hebrew Birthstone list is one of the ancient traditional lists; others include Roman, Arabic, and Hindu.
The Polish custom of wearing birthstones was somewhat different. Rather than wearing their own unique birthstone, Polish people tended to own a set of 12 birthstones. As expensive and romantic as that may seem, one set would cover each month of the year and people would wear their birthstones according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth.
Many cultures have believed that birthstones have magical healing powers or bring good luck. Not all cultures have agreed on which stones correspond to which months, though, so you can find different lists of birthstones over the course of time.
This table we are attaching has the modern, traditional, mystical, Ayurvedic, Hebrew and planetary stone lists, in addition of the sun sign for each month and the zodiac stone for each month, too.
This table was created by mamaminirals.
I found also this table which allows you to choose your birthstone according to your birth day.
It was so much exciting putting together these information.
Gemstones always astonishing me, I believe that everything was created for a reason and we should get the most of everything around us in the best way we can.