With the exception of the connoisseur, there aren’t many consumers who know their way around the colored gemstone world. But when I ask any number of my clients what their birthstone is and they likely can tell you without hesitation, proof that the long-ago idea of codifying a list of gemstones to drive consumer awareness has been a success.
According to the American Gem Society, birthstones are believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron, which contained 12 gemstones representing the 12 tribes of Israel. It wasn’t until 1912, though, that the first official birthstone list was established by the American National Retail Jeweler’s Association (now known as Jewelers of America). It has changed only a few times over the last century. According to JA, it updated the list in 1952 to add alexandrite (June), citrine (November), tourmaline (October) and zircon (December) as birthstones, and again in 2002, when tanzanite became a birthstone for December.
A Love "Consciousness" when adding your birth month gemstones into your wedding band design. Each of your birthstones set into your wedding bands creates a sense of eternal love, your soul partner connected to your body wherever you are. In today's present culture, each birthstone carries special characteristics that are believed to hold true to its wearer in the same sense of your unique bond of marriage. A connection and romance of your love for each other that is strong and forever with pride.