Today we can consider birthstones with prized meaning. From the caves men history, these were in wearing practice but aimlessly. As the human beings traveled step by step the process of learning, so they also explored the meaning of birthstones by wearing them in different months of a year and associated them accordingly. By keeping in view the meaning of birthstones, each birthstone has specific meaning.
Birthstones are gifts for marked events of lives like birthdays, anniversaries, engagements and weddings. Using these gemstones in the jewelry make the events of life memorable and everlasting.
Growing knowledge of gemologists explored the origin of birthstone that had bond with twelve stone embedded on plates with religious meaning. Further curiosity explored to them that these embedded gems were representative of twelve tribes of Israel. This was entirely a religious bond. For more clarity of understanding four rows of stones were created and in each row three stones were fixed.
Modern knowledge about Birthstones
Albeit gemstones has religious bond of Israeli community but in the current and modern era traditions creates their bonds with birth month. Research and study on gemstones gave confidence to the gemologists to establish a generic relation with zodiac system. Now the astrological knowledge and traits of gems are running in parallel.
As time passed National Association of jewelers moved ahead and defined present classified list of mineral stones. From the time of creation to date the classified list of gemstones is not altered. At the present you can have three different individual lists of birthstones having association with months of a year that are ancient, traditional and modern.
Ancient list of mineral stones explored to the individuals for thousands of years and communities of that cultured used this classification of stones with open hearted spirit. On other hand traditional list of gemstones has comparatively short age approximately 500 years. Modern list of gemstones has been in use since last one hundred years.
Colors of Birthstones
Folks round the world award value and prize to birthstones on their colors. To elaborate, first we will focus on the example of Aries Birthstone Color that is white or colorless gemstone has high market value as compared to other colors of Aries Birthstone. The other available colors of Aries Birthstone are pink, green, purple, black and red.
In case of Libra Birthstone Color the white Opal is more prized than its other colors. The other well known colors of Libra Birthstone are yellow, red, orange and green.
Some misconceptions are roaming in case of colors. Ruby is the most precious gemstone but some people with less knowledge purchase Garnet gemstone considering it Ruby. Same happens in case of Emerald and Peridot. Emerald is one of the precious gemstones among four.
A Difference between Birthstones and Gemstones
All mineral stones that exist in the mines are not in the forms to use them in jewelry. There are very fewer that are used for adornment intentions. Remainings are used in various fields like medicines, and scientific laboratories. The stones that are cut and shaped to embed them in jewelry for beautification are gemstones.