Although it is unclear how the individual gemstones initially became associated with their respective months, it is believed that the origin story dates back to biblical times. A priest purportedly used to wear a breastplate decorated with an assortment of 12 coloured gems, eventually becoming connected to the zodiac. This began the tradition of wearing coloured stones as a good luck charm, rotating accordingly to elicit the greatest benefit of its power.
The idea that the gems were the most potent for an individual born within the given month fell into favour and it has since been popular to wear the gemstone associated with their birth month for the entire year.
So we’ve put together a mini-guide of what your, or your loved ones’ gemstones mean.