Monday, May 4, 2009

Birthstone

Before I am starting with my once a month education about gemstone, I would like to explain what is gemstone also called a precious or semi-precious, this stone is a piece of attractive mineral which when cut and polished is used to make jewelry or other adornments. how ever certain rocks (such as Lapis-lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry and are therefore other considered to be gemstone as well.
Most gemstone are hard but some soft minerals.

Birthstone: are gemstone that are associated with each month. they my be precious stone (like diamonds) or semi precious stone (like Amethyst) they are considered lucky for their particular months and for those who believe in such things their healing power are heightened during their months.
Birthstone started back in the 15th century and more modern birthstone were officially adopted in 1912 by the national association of jewelers. It was believed to give it it's power. With time birthstone began to be associated with their respective months. People wear birthstone jewelry to represent their birthday as well as their personality. there are few way to look at birthstone: Zodiac Birthstone, traditional and modern.
Every month I will bring some information about birthstone, and the month birthstone so stay tune!!!

1 comments:

DoYouLoveLucy said...

man..i should start making jewelry with semi precious stones!