The origin of birthstones is believed to date all the way back, to the breastplate of Aaron, which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Furthermore, there are many myths and legends, about birthstones, centering around these gemstones' healing powers and therapeutic influences. Plenty of people also believe that wearing a gemstone, during its assigned month, truly heightens its healing powers. No matter what you believe, the modern birthstone list--which was established by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912 (and updated, several times, over the years) provides plenty of information about these beautiful gems.

David Tishbi of David Tishbi Jewelry in Pacific Palisades, California, can assist you with choosing the perfect piece of jewelry with your birthstone. Whether you are searching for a ring, a bracelet, a necklace, a pair of earrings, or cuff links, Tishbi can create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that will please you

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