There are twelve individual birthstones. One represents each month of the year, and it is a common practice to add a birthstone to a piece of jewelry when a baby is born. The gem is a reminder of the new life that has begun and the joy you will experience as your family grows. Birthstones come from many different parts of the world, and each is attributed with a special meaning. They are positive reminders of those you care about.

To find out more about birthstones and what they mean, check out the following infographic from Chan Luu.

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The Beauty in Birthstones

Irma Wallace

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