There are many websites and books that provided information in detail about the how different cultures, religions, time periods and spiritual, metaphysical points of view have attached their meanings to gemstones.
History around births stones can be traced to many Ancient people cultures and their beliefs. Different meanings were regularly placed on gemstones and still are as new ones are discovered.
In biblical recordings, Aaron the Priest and brother of Moses, a prophet of God wore a special Holy Clothing which had a Crystal Breast Plate of 12 gemstones, each representing the twelve tribes of Israel. This was set in four even rows the first row was Sardius, Topaz, and Carbuncle, the second-row emerald, sapphire, and diamond. the third row a ligure, agate, and amethyst and the fourth row a beryl, and onyx, and jasper.
In the fifth century AD, St. Jerome made the connection between the 12 gemstones and the 12 signs of the zodiac.
It is recorded that in Indian Aruveydic philosophy every person was given a birthstone that corresponded their nature.
Metaphysics Information about the Golden Age of Atlantis states that when babies were born, crystals from their home planet materialised beside them.
The area of gemstone wisdom/meaning and holistic history is fascinating, I highly recommended researching it.
For your information, I have compiled a table that I have found commonly used in jewellery making (at the time of researching this information). I have briefly outlined their origin from what I have discovered.
Gemstones are not a replacement for conventional medicine, All Gemstone holistic information in this website is provided as a means of knowledge and is metaphysical in its essence. It’s to introduce you to the possible concept of using gemstones as a complement to traditional medical treatments, however, there is no a guarantee of effect, just like with some conventional medical treatments. If you suffer from illness and/or have a serious condition, please consult a general practitioner in the first instance.
Crystal healing is a holistic complementary practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner and should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is a part of a holistic healing approach.
“It's my hope that when wearing a piece of holistic jewellery, it will bring some comfort”.