Birthstones are often the perfect gift for someone we cherish, a loving family member or a close friend. They are precious, personal and hold astrological and mythical meanings; each one is believed to hold unique healing powers.
The traditional astrological concept of birthstone gems is one that dates back to the Bible, and in particular the Breastplate of Aaron. Aaron, often known as “Aaron the Priest”, was the brother of Moses, a prophet and the first High Priest of the Israelites. The plate held four rows of three precious stones which came to symbolize the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac.
There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.