“Birthstone” is a term used to describe the gems that are associated with a specific month. All twelve months have a certain jewel connected to them. Thus, depending on the month when one was born, people will likely be presented with gifts containing the gemstone that is linked with that particular month.
Some people put a lot of emphasis on birthstones, month of birth, day of birth and year of birth as a means of figuring out a person’s personality and destiny. There is no science to such beliefs and so they are usually considered merely urban legends. Yet even for the most rational minded people it is still fun to know one’s astrological sign and gemstone as a means of entertainment.
Although the day, month and year a person is born within has little effect on how they behave and the people they ultimately become, the gemstones that are associated with every month are absolutely as precious as the birthstone charts make them out to be. Precious stones like diamonds, rubies and emeralds are worth money and have interesting history and facts—they are also extremely beautiful.
Below is a list of six gemstones that represent the first six months of the year. To see Part 2 (the latter six months) please click on the first link under “Author Suggested Articles.”