Beyond their sparkle, gemstones always have an interesting history. January’s gem, the garnet, perfectly illustrates this. There is a lot to know about the January birthstone which will make one realize how precious it really is. Brilliance.com has come up with an infographic for the new year which is fittingly all about the garnet.
October has come, and its opalescence is made more evident with this featured birthstone infographic from Brilliance.com. It begins with a poetic introduction about the opal’s benefits to an October child, followed by its most common attributes.
It is said that birthstones came to be when the Jewish historian Josephus made a connection between the twelve stones on Aaron’s breastplate and the twelve months in a year and its respective Zodiac Signs. This at least, is one of the more popular background stories on its Western origin, but there are at least a dozen others claiming to have propagated the idea of birthstones.