The Past of Birthstones: Aaron’s 12 stones
All the women love jewelry and some men too. Even at the beginning of mankind there is evidence that they also loved to wear various kinds of jewelry. At the beginning, most of the people nowadays start with gold only and keeps a dream of wearing precious gems one day. As the time passes they discover the world of gems. They gather information about birthstones and the power they hold. The magical power of such special stones amaze them and they realize that if they wear their birthstone on their regular jewelry it may guard them and who knows it may bring success in the way of life too. In fact, this is how people start their journey with birthstones. To know about the past of birthstones you should continue reading.
Birthstones have a cloudy history. According to the book of Exodus the idea was initiated from Aaron’s breast armor which had 12 different stones on it. As we have no clear reason some people thought that those 12 stones were 12 months of the year and the zodiac signs. Another group of people states that he may wore it to match up the 12 tribes of Israel. Whatever the real idea is the current reason of wearing a specific stone which symbolizes a person’s birth month was vastly practiced on 16th century in Poland. Wearing a different gem for each month of the year was very fashionable among the people that time. The clever jewelers realized the great selling opportunity and even announced the myths as poems. So, systematically the idea got established and now a lot of people believe in it.
Most of the people get introduced with the world of gems by holding hand of the birthstones. If you believe that birthstones can be one’s lucky charm then the day is yours when you put on any birthstone earring, bracelet or pendant. At daylight, out in the sun the sparkle of your polished birthstone will catch the eye of almost everyone and make them look at you. Soon you may have company as birthstone jewelry will make you different in the crowd.