Gemstones have long been attributed with healing powers. Gemstones were used for healing in ancient Persia, India and Greece. Ancient Indian scriptures contain descriptions of gemstones complete with prescriptions for their use.

The western system of birthstones traces its origin to the Bible, where Moses set rules regarding the "Breastplate of Judgement" which was set with 12 gems. To this day gems adorn the mitre of the Pope and Bishops of the Christian churches.

During the renaissance ...


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