Choose the right birth stone.
The birthstone dates as far back as the first century, when it was believed that there was a link between the twelve months of the year and the twelve stones in the breastplate of Aaron, the high priest of the Hebrews – as referenced in the Book of Exodus. Birthstones are also said to correspond with the 12 symbols of the Zodiac.
Some believe each birthstone represents certain attributes, such as courage or purity, and those attributes are heightened when you wear the stone during its assigned month.
Here are the 12 birthstones, as defined by the American Gem Society: