A Look at the Origin of Birthstones

By: k_buchanan32
Birthstones are something the whole world is aware of. When a child reaches the age when he able to tell things and make friends the second thing he would inquire from a new acquaintance is about his zodiac sign and his birthstone. It seems to come out even if you don't intend to. We seem to find some satisfaction and joys knowing we humans have anything to do with gem stones and that they have some influence on our lives and our personality. These gem stones originated a very long time back when Jews came into existence. The breastplate of Aaron had 12 stones on it. God answered the commanders of the 12 Jewish tribes through these stones. When time passed by these 12 stones where considered as a means of great power and divinity for people. Then gradually these 12 stones became the origin of the 12 months of a year and the 12 stones known as birthstones of the 12 months of a year. These birthstones even have some association with the planets and their movements influence the social and personal lives of people.

These birthstones are different for all the months. It has some association with the beliefs of astrologists and historians who have been providing their own definitions and phenomenon about the planet movements, these zodiac signs and birthstones. These gems and their attributes change lives of individuals. Humans have never seized to believe in supernatural powers and different elements of nature.

The sequence of birthstones has been fixed by specialists after much observations and thorough study. They have finalized which stone belongs to which month and what attributes does each of these stones carry with itself.

For January the birthstone is Garnet, for February we have the stone called Amethyst. These 2 stones have both different olden times belief that they purify things and they prevent bloodshed.

The month of March presents Aquamarine blessing the wearer with love and affection. For May; we have Emerald. The possessor of this gem is protected by God. June and July the hot months present Alexandrite and Ruby respectively. These birthstones can give the possessor varied abilities and good luck.

The later months of the year have birthstones called Peridot, Sapphire, and Tourmaline for August, September and October. November and lastly December have to offer the birthstones known as Imperial Topaz and Turquoise.

These are however merely stones and it is a fact that if a person starts to depend on such elements for courage, strength and abilities he can not become strong, instead he will end up more weak. So it's just better to keep these precious stones as an adornment and beauty only.
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