At Tejas Beads, we carry a large collection of birthstone beads for jewelry making, including birthstone beads for bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and more. Each month of the year is associated with a birthstone. Birthstone traditions and customs are traced back to the breastplate of Aaron, who was the first high priest of the Israelites. The breastplate showed 12 unique gemstones that represented the 12 tribes of Israel. As time progressed, scientists found a connection between the 12 stones and the zodiac signs. Early astrologers believed each gemstone brought healing powers or protection from evil to the people born in each individual month. This eventually led to the assignment of the stones to the birth months. Discover more about our birthstone beads for jewelry making by contacting our team today.
Garnet is the official birthstone of January, and while many associate the color red with garnet, it comes in a wide variety of colors from red to orange and even green.