I thought birthstones were an invention of jewelry stores, until I started reading about them. I was surprised to learn that the tradition of birthstones dates back to the first century! The time when people started wearing birthstones is debated.
However, modern birthstones have been influenced by jewelers. In 1870, Tiffany & Co. released a set of poems that prescribed birthstones as cures for various personality issues. April ladies can tell their partners that their tears can be cured with diamonds, for example.
We know the real secret though — anything can be cured with crochet! Yarn is much cheaper, too. Just for fun, I’ve matched a crochet scarf, cowl, or shawl pattern to each birthstone. These free crochet patterns are real gems!
October: Rose Zircon
December: Blue Zircon