A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes a month of birth. They are often used in jewellery to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, marriages, or special occasions. The basic human need to own and wear materials we deem sacred or special, is what drives us to collect relevant gemstones. How powerful it is to have our month of birth represented by a beautiful gemstone and even more special to have the gemstone encased in a lovely piece of jewellery.
“Supernatural powers have long been attributed by astrologers to certain gemstones. Wearing the gem associated with one’s birthday is commonly thought to bring good luck or health.” —Encylopedia Britannica