Does someone you know have a birthday or other special event coming up? If you’re struggling to figure out what to buy them as a gift, consider getting them birthstone jewelry. In addition to making a great gift for birthdays, birthstone jewelry also makes a great gift for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and other special occasions. Birthstone jewelry is said to bring the wearer protection and good luck.
Birthstones, which are gemstones assigned to each month of the year, date back to the Breastplate of Aaron, which was mentioned in the Book of Exodus. The breastplate featured the following 12 gemstones, representing the Twelve Tribes of Israel:
The Romano-Jewish scholar Flavius Josephus was the first to make the connection between the 12 gemstones in the breastplate and the 12 signs of the zodiac in the first century, AD. However, the birthstones we use have evolved over the years. The current list of birthstones that we use today dates back to 1912, when the Jewelers of America developed a standardized list of birthstones. Only one addition has been made since then, when tanzanite was added as a December birthstone.
According to myth and legend, wearing a birthstone during its assigned month can heighten its healing powers. In order to achieve the maximum healing effects of birthstones, you need to own all twelve birthstones and alternate them each month. If you know someone who loves jewelry and believes in the healing powers of birthstones, consider buying that person birthstone jewelry for every month over time. You can also give birthstone jewelry as a gift to yourself.
Birthstone necklaces are a popular gift because of their eye-catching, sparkly appearance. Those who believe that birthstones have healing properties especially appreciate birthstone necklaces because they are worn close to the heart, which is said to maximize their positive effects.
Family birthstone rings contain the birthstones of each family member, each of a mother’s children, or each of a grandmother’s grandchildren. Couples’ birthstone rings contain your birthstone and the birthstone of your significant other.
A birthstone bracelet is an amazing gift for any special woman in your life, whether it’s your grandmother, mother, sister, wife, or best friend. A family birthstone bracelet features the birthstones of each member of your family. You could even have the name of each family member engraved in the bracelet.
Best Occasions for Giving Birthstone Jewelry as a Gift
Not only is birthstone jewelry beautiful, it is also emotionally significant. Therefore, the best occasions to give birthstone jewelry as a gift are important milestones, such as a graduation or anniversary. Only give birthstone jewelry to someone with whom you are very close because birthstone jewelry gifts are supposed to carry lots of meaning.
Want to give someone you care about birthstone jewelry as a gift? IMG Jewelers is a leading jewelry store in Cleveland, Ohio that offers an extensive collection of rings, pendants, and bracelets for every occasion. We also do custom design work. Visit our showroom or contact us for more information!