Gemstones have been imbued with spiritual meaning for eons, dating back to the breastplate of Aaron that contained 12 gemstones representing the signs of the zodiac and the tribes of Israel. The modern birthstone list was established by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912, with a few updates over the years.
Treat yourself or a loved one to the thoughtful gift of birthstone jewelry. Perfect for new moms—birthstones are said to reflect the strengths and positive characteristics of the people born to their month. From powerful garnet to generous blue topaz, all of our birthstone jewelry is expertly crafted to be as unique as the wearer.
BIRTHSTONES BY MONTH
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Top Questions and Answers About Birthstone Jewelry
Birthstones are particular gemstones popularly associated with the month or astrological sign of a person's birth. Birthstones are said to reflect the positive aspects of your personality, strengthen your best characteristics and highlight your most charming traits.
Some months are associated with multiple birthstones because there is a traditional and modern list of birthstones.
The traditional list of birthstones originated in Poland between the 16th and 18th centuries. In contrast, the National Association of Jewelers released the modern list in 1912.
The National Association of Jewelers created the modern list to suit the contemporary taste, and this is the list most jewelers go by today.
The 12 birthstones on the modern list are garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby, peridot, sapphire, opal, citrine and blue topaz.