You may have asked yourself at one point, “What’s my birthstone?” We’ve all been there, because many of us want to purchase jewelry for ourselves that represents, well, us. On the other hand, you might be asking the question “What’s the birthstone of my partner?” or even about a family member.
Birthstones are precious gemstones that represent the time of year when someone was born. Each month has a specific one. For example, January is garnet, and September is sapphire. Birthstones have an interesting history, and can be traced by to mentions that exist in the Book of Exodus, where precious stones represented the twelve tribes of Israel. However, modern uses of birthstones have only a small connection to early religious uses.