A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes a month of birth. They are often used in personal jewelry like rings or pendants. ==History of birthstones== ===Western custom=== The first century Jewish historian Josephus believed there was a connection between the twelve stones in Aaron`s breastplate, the twelve months of the year, and the twelve sig....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthstone
Gems assigned to different birth months, originally based on astrology. Many different lists exist today. You can view several at birthstonesFound on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22290
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Birthstones have their roots in ancient astrology, and there have been many birthstone lists used over the years. The most common one today is based on a list first publicized by the U.S. jewelry industry in the 1950s.
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gemstone associated with the date of one`s birth, the wearing of which is commonly thought to bring good luck or health. Supernatural powers have ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/b/69
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