Treasured Birthstones

Updated: Oct 22, 2019

Each birthstone has a unique meaning and historical significance.  Birthstones were popular even in ancient times.


Today on the bottom of an order a customer wrote:


“We bought one of your guardian angel birthstone pins many years ago for my mother-in-law.  It was one of her prized possessions and she was wearing it when we buried her.  I am now purchasing this one for my wife.  The stones in the angel pin represent our love, children and granddaughters.  I’m sure it will be a treasured possession for her, too.”

Years ago, birthstone rings, pins and pendants were very popular.   I remember my mom and grandma each having a birthstone ring with our birthstones in them.  They loved them and wore them regularly.  Today, you don’t seem to see them much anymore.  I’ve had several customers call me and tell me that they have looked all over for a birthstone gift to give to their mother or grandmother.  I’ve suggested to them that they give a birthstone guardian angel pin.


Birthstone Angel Pin

Historical Significance

Birthstones are gemstones that accompany a birth month.   Each birthstone has a unique meaning and historical significance.  Birthstones were popular even in ancient times. The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates  back to 1912 with only one addition since then – tanzanite was added to December. The people believed that gemstones had incredible powers such as luck, health and prosperity.  Some even believed that wearing the birthstones had healing powers.  According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers.    Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but there are a few months with multiple  birthstones. The birthstones associated with birth months today are not necessarily the same ones that were used in ancient times.  This is the chart of the months showing the birthstones I use in on my pins.   I use Austrian crystals on all of my birthstone guardian angel pins and necklaces.


Birthstone chart


Angel Pins With Additional Skirts

When I started making angel pins, customers began asking me if I could make birthstone guardian angel pins and necklaces.  I made angels that can hold varying numbers of stones.  I also have angels that additional skirts can be added so that the stones of grandchildren and great grandchildren can be added to their angel.  If I make an angel for you and you need to add more stones later, just call me and I’ll send you the stones you need to add.


Birthstone Guardian Angel Pin


Birthstone Angel Necklaces

I also make several different kinds of birthstone angel necklaces.  Some women don’t like to wear pins so a necklace is the perfect choice.   If you’d like to give your mom or grandma an angel pin or necklace, I’d love to make one for you.  They make  great gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or Christmas.  Here is a picture of one of the necklaces.


Birthstone Guardian Angel Necklace

Excerpts were taken from http://www.americangemsociety.org/birthstones

Denise Wiedeman, Owner
(970) 590-2162
Eaton, Colorado

Angels knew from the start that gifts of love are gifts from the heart.

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