Birthstones have long been a cherished tradition in the world of jewellery. These vibrant gemstones, each associated with a specific month, hold a special place in the hearts of many. But what exactly is a birthstone, and why are they so popular in jewellery? Let's dive in.
A birthstone is a gemstone that corresponds to a specific month of the year. Historically, these stones were believed to possess certain powers or characteristics, and wearing the stone associated with your birth month was thought to bring good luck, protection, and therapeutic benefits.
In modern times, most view these gemstones more as symbols of self-expression, identity, and fashion. The vibrant colours and unique properties of each stone make them highly sought after in contemporary jewellery designs. Moreover, the personal connection one feels to their birthstone, combined with its aesthetic appeal, has solidified their place in modern jewellery trends. Whether worn for their connection to historical traditions or simply for their beauty, birthstones continue to captivate and charm jewellery enthusiasts here in BC and around the world.
Over time, as gemstones became more accessible and new sources of gemstones were discovered, some months acquired multiple birthstones. This can be due to various reasons:
At The Bench Jewellery, we understand the significance of birthstones and the stories they tell. Whether you're looking for a custom-designed piece, a jewellery alteration, or simply want to restore an old gem, our team of experts is here to help. Dive into the world of birthstones with us at our Kamloops, Kelowna, or Chilliwack shops and discover a piece that resonates with your story!
Learn more about various birthstones on our Resources page!