From the moment gemstones were discovered, they were believed to have mystical powers relating to healing and good luck that could be passed on to the owner. It is believed the Assyrians first attached meanings to desired gemstones as early as 1400 B.C. About 2,000 years ago, writers began pairing each of the gemstones and their powers with the months of the year and the signs of the Zodiac, and as time evolved so did the mythology of birthstones.
There are actually many birthstone lists in use today, however, some months still have more than one birthstone, and some people prefer to use the lists attached to the signs of the Zodiac.
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