What is your birth stone? It is a question I have been asked occasionally. I do not associate mystical powers to my birthstone. I looked out of interest. I don't even read my horoscope. I am aware that I am a cancer The Crab and my month birthstone is a ruby. There it stops.
So, what is a birth stone? A birthstone is a gem that has been associated with a particular month. If I am being cynical, I would suspect that maybe jewellers started the idea as birthstones are often worn as jewellery and given as gifts. As you will see below there are various ways to wear your birth stone.
Recently, I discovered that there are days of the week birthstones, so if you don't like your month birthstone you can have your day of the week birth stone.