Precious gem candles are precious gifts! They combine the gift of aromatic scent, with the traditional sensuality of firelight, the environmental-friendliness of soy with the delightful surprise and wonderment of finding a gemstone. Each precious gem candle comes with a special hidden gemstone that can range in value. The gemstones you might find could be birthstones, which are a huge attraction in the jewelry industry. Birth stones are a fun way to make color choices or to take gemstone jewelry to a more meaningful level. Whatever gemstone you get in your luxury soy candle, you may be wondering whether or not it is a birthstone.
It could be! Birthstones have an interesting history. They have their origins in the Biblical breastplate of Aaron, which had 12 gemstones embedded in it, each representing one of the 12 Tribes of Israel. The original 12 gemstones were sardius, topaz, carbuncle, emerald, sapphire, diamond, ligure, agate, amethyst, beryl, onyx, and jasper. Then it is said that in the early centuries AD, the 12 stones were assigned to the 12 signs of the zodiac. Not all of the Aaron breastplate gemstones are birthstones. Of those, only five have remained on the birthstone list, which was actually established by the National Association of Jewelers (Jewelers of America) in 1912.
If your next precious gem candle has a birthstone – here’s a quicklist to help you identify it by month!