As far back as the 15th century, we have been wearing birthstones. A more traditional list by month:
I love that we had gemstones called heliotrope and hyacinth!
Credit to my fellow Etsians KK Gemstones, rubytrail, gemsforjewels, jenniferlovebeads, gemsbyneha, ABeadConnectionand PureSpiritCrystals for their beautiful gemstone photos. Be sure to check out their Etsy shops!