Why do we have birthstones and what do they mean?
The origin of the birthstone
Some experts theorized that the gemstone has biblical origins; Aaron’s priestly breastplate featured twelve gemstones to represent the tribes of Israel. Later, correlations were formed with zodiac signs and now the months of the year.
The meanings of birthstones
Each stone carries a different meaning and qualities; some even believe they are reflected in the people born of that month, but these meanings can vary from culture to culture.