Birthstones are named as gemstones when fixed in jewelry for self beautification. These shining stones have association with ones birth month as they are association with the horoscopes. Moreover, gemstones are delivered as gift to loved one on their precious events. For example diamonds are the selected stones for engagement and wedding jewelry. Spouse feels pride to present diamond jewelry on anniversary day. We can conclude that these stones make the events of life more memorable. For birthday gifts birthstone colors are the symbol for their precedence in the life of individuals.
In history they were used by the both uncivilized and civilized nations. As times passed civilized nations accumulated its meaning and with experimental observation established a relation with the zodiac system. Many of the ancient and current age people have firm belief that owning the gemstones can invite happiness and prosperity in their lives.
Foundation of Birthstones
No one in history can deny the research work of Christian gemologist in 5th century when he established a linking series of twelve stones used in Breastplate of Aaron, twelve months of a year and zodiac signs. Using the concepts of astrology, he associated each gemstone with a month of a year. In addition to all these, he revealed potential attributes of the gemstones that can reflect in the wearer’s personality. He also named these stones as the therapists.
To reflect complete blessed traits of a gemstone in individual’s personality, they begin to have them each month round the year. Later on, it was altered and individuals abode by the new theories of gemstones in which each gemstone with its potential attribute is dedicated to a month. Before 1912, there was no verified classification of gemstones but in 1912 jewelers association in USA verified birthstones classification that is functioning to date. In this verified list some lab created stones were also added.
Birthstones Classification with Brief Description
We are here exploring the birthstones classification along with some verified associated knowledge
It is Garnet in red color having popularity in Roman Empire. It is a stones with high refractive index leaving impressive color impression on the viewers. Because of mentioned characteristics travelers in the past used to keep this stone with them to light up the night. Further, it made their journey safe and sound from evil souls.
This gemstone owns deep violet color with name amethyst. This stone has been embedded in jewelry since ancient Egyptian history. In the current era its popularity is still consistent. This is stone of wisdom and intellectuality.
Aquamarine is March Birthstone. It is member of Beryl family. Its popular color is blue due to presence of iron in the stone. Deep blue Aquamarine is highly prized in the market. Sailors often keep this stone under their pillow for deep and calm sleep.
It is Aries Birthstone. White Aries Birthstone Color has high worth in the market. It is the hardest stones in the world. Most preferably this gemstone is used in engagement and wedding jewelry.
This is quartz family birthstone with dynamic color tones because of presence of impurities in the mineral birthstone.
Emerald belongs to May with greenish colors tones. It is royal gemstone and one of the most prized gemstone. It was the favorite gemstone of Lady Cleopatra. She often presented this stone as gift to royal guests.
Alexandrite owns dynamic color tones. It is beautiful stone in yellowish tones but in sun light its behavior is very different. Because of its dynamic properties you can present it as gift with pride to your beloved.
Its Ruby, if you want to have this gemstone, first make your pocket heavy then see dream about this birthstone. Once you are successful in owning the pigeon blood gemstone, you can use it on various events of life.
It is Peridot also known as Leo Birthstone have green color similar to Emerald. Physical color of peridot is matching with May gemstone but potential attributes are entirely different.
Lapis Lazuli is September Birthstone. Especially Egyptian Lapis lazuli is soft stone and work on it can be easily done with hand. Its blue color uniform stone.
Namely these gemstones are Tourmaline and Opal. October Birthstone is also named as Libra Birthstone. Naturally Libra Birthstone Color is multi with healing characteristics.
Citrine is November Birthstone. You will not see this quartz birthstone in greater number. It is well suited for all types of jewelry.
Turquoise is December Birthstone. In past it was the choice of many people belonging to various cultures. This stone having blue to green hues is present naturally in Iran and Egypt.