From Gemstones to Birthstones
Almost all the gem lovers know about the birthstones but most of us don’t know anything about the origin of birthstone concept. Since the ancient times birthstones have been around and people used as luxury jewelry items. In those days some of the people even believed that birthstones can hold various magical forces which could guard the wearer or proprietor of the stone. There are a lot of questions about the birthstone arises which should be answered. Such as – since when gemstones became birthstones, who and when made the first birthstone listing, do the stones really hold any magical powers? You will find the answers throughout the article.
Like us today these lovely gemstones attracted the ancient people too. They were fascinated and thought that these special stones must have any special use. They began to use them as jewelry and magic instruments. All the stones were hard to collect by a single individual in those times. There is no specific source but most of the gemstone experts say that the first birthstones listings may have been created by the clever Jewish gem traders in Poland. They made it more popular by including them in poetries. It proved to be a very good way of advertising and in 1870 the renowned jewelry business corporation Tiffany & Co. had published a number of Gregorian Birthstone Poems. They also added specific qualities to the gems while they were coordinated with 12 months of the year.
Actually the added ‘specific quality’ means the magical qualities of the gemstones. During that time people who believed in the myth tried to collect all of them. As time passed they made their own stories regarding the stones they have. Nowadays people love to wear their birthstone in any kind of jewelry. Well, presenting a birthstone on a piece of jewelry to the special one also means a lot. When the prehistoric magical myths of the birthstone get associated with the gift, it becomes more special which is impossible to attain by any other precious stone. Some still believe that like the ancient time these stones will still help them to get success in the way of life.