What are Birthstones?

Birthstones are gems that are associated with a person’s month of birth. For example, the birthstone for January is garnet, while babies born in June, get a pearl as their birthstone. They are generally worn in jewellery such as a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, whatever the preference is!

Who assigned the gemstones to the calendar?

The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to 2000 years ago, to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelves tribes of Israel. The idea of birthstones has a place in many traditions, customs and belief systems. The birthstones featured below are arranged by month, it is a perfect way to purchase a piece that represents the person you are shopping for. Take a look at our chart below to learn the history of your own birthstone… birthstones chart