The Origin of Birthstones
Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month, each having a unique meaning and historical significance. Most months only have one birthstone, however there are a few that have two. The popularity of birthstones dates back to ancient times when civilizations believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as: luck, health, and prosperity.
Originally, people wanted to own all twelve stones of the sacred Breast Plate and began wearing one gemstone set into a piece of jewelry each month and replaced it as the months changed. Eventually, in a quest for individuality, people began wearing only his or her birthstone all year long, which is what lead to the twelve birthstones.
If you are looking for the perfect gift, birthstone jewelry is very popular and will have personal significance to your loved one. Whether you’re looking for gemstone jewelry with the birthstone of yourself, your loved one, or your children, Cumberland Diamond Exchange can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We have a wide selection of jewelry including:
- Gemstone Rings
- Gemstone Bracelets
- Gemstone Necklaces
- Gemstone Earrings