People have been adorning their bodies with stones since biblical times and there are no signs that they plan to stop any time soon. The biblical account of wearing gemstones involves the Breastplate of Aaron and it is thought that the 12 stones included represented the 12 tribes of Israel or some historians believe they represent the zodiac signs. The zodiac sign theory is similar to the thought of birthstones that we are familiar with today.
The history of the modern birthstone dates back to Poland’s 18th century. During this time, gem traders were in the area. The gems that we consider birthstones, today, though, was not made official until 1912 by the American Gem Trade Association, or the AGTA. The stones that have represented the 12 birth months have remained consistent for over 100 years, except for the addition of tanzanite as one of December’s three birthstones.
With the evolution of jewelry and the various trends and styles, birthstones have been worn in many different types of jewelry. One of the latest options is stackable birthstone rings. This is a great way to show off many different birthstones from special people in the wearer’s life. Whether it is his or her children, their spouse, grandparents, parents, or anyone else whose birthstone holds meaning in their life. When it is time to shop for the stackable rings holding birthstones, there are some things to keep in mind.
One thing to consider is the gemstones that correspond to the birth months of those to be represented on the stackable birthstone rings. As previously noted, these stones were “set in stone” over 100 years ago and chances are, they will remain the stone for the month for the foreseeable future. The garnet represents the month of January. This is a beautiful red stone.
February’s stone is the beautiful, purple amethyst. For those born in March, their stone is the aquamarine. The diamond is April’s stone and the emerald is the stone for May. Pearl is the gemstone for those born in June. Another red stone, ruby, is the gem that represents people born in July.
A light, lime green, the peridot represents August birthdates. Sapphires were chosen for September birthdays and the opal and tourmaline are for those born in October. November birthdays are represented by citrine and finally, those born in December have three stones to choose from, tanzanite, turquoise, and blue topaz.
Another thing to keep in mind when finding the best stackable rings is the size. This will vary by the person who is wearing the ring, which finger they are planning to wear the ring or the rings on, and how many rings they plan to wear on their fingers. Any jewelry store can help with sizes.
In conclusion, birthstones are beautiful gems that represent the 12 months of the year in which a person was born. They can be worn in remembrance of one’s own birthday or the birthdays of the special people in their life.