Dating back to the Biblical breastplate of Aaron, birthstones are precious gems associated with each month of the year. It is said that the 12 stones represent the 12 tribes of Israel. Birthstones are also said to have almost mystical powers to heal and bring good fortune.
Whether the history of birthstones interests you or not, the novelty of the unique gems still exists. If you haven't already recieved a birthstone from a family member or friend, you probably know what your stone is. Click through the gallery to learn about the jewels, plus learn how to wear them with style.
Source: American Gem Society