Gems and Gemmology
One of the ancient traditions we recognize today is the birthstone. Birthstones are highly valued today as it's a form of representation of people's characteristics and personality. These stones go according to the 12 months of a year, and are as followed:
January: The Luscious Pomegranate "Garnet"
February: The Mystical "Amethyst"
March: The Oceanic "Aquamarine"
April: The Dazzling "Diamond"
May: The Seductive "Emerald"
June: The Pure "Pearl", "Moonstone" and "Alexandrite"
July: The Passionate "Ruby"
August: The Savana Grass "Peridot"
September: The Deep Blue "Sapphire"
October: The Vibrant "Tourmaline" and "Opal"
November: The Fresh "Citrine" and "Topaz"
December: The Artful "Turquoise" and "Tanzanite"
Each stone's characteristics can have a multitude of symbolic meanings, in fact it can be as subjective as finding meaning through association. An example would be the Queen Cleopettra and her obsession with Emeralds, this can affiliate character traits of the queen back to anyone born on May. Like this the birthstones can be a fun tradition to help find meaning in life as well.