What is a birthstone ?
A birthstone is a gemstone associated with the date of one’s birth.
Birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology and many cultures originally assigned a specific birthstone for each sign of the zodiac.
Over the time, this tradition has been shifted towards calendar months, with the American Gem Society providing an official list dating back to 1912 - with only one addition since: the newly discovered tanzanite for December.
Wearing your assigned birthstone is considered to bring health and good fortune. Giving birthstone jewellery is thus a unique and pleasant way to celebrate a birthday !