The tradition of the birthstone is believed to have originated in ancient Jewish culture, as twelve colorful stones were used on the breastplate of the biblical priests. In Egypt, stones were thought to have mystical powers, and many of the ruling class would own one of each gem to wear during the appropriate month. While the list of birthstones has been modified over the year, the modern list has remained basically constant for the last 100 years.
Here is the list of birthstones, as well as floral representations you could select when ordering a birthday bouquet.
January – Garnet (red – gerberas, roses)
February – Amethyst (purple -roses, hyacinth, lilac)
March – Aquamarine (light blue – hydrangea)
April – Diamond (white with crystal or metallic accents – roses or lilies)
May – Emerald (deep green – bells of Ireland, Fuji mums)
June – Pearl (white – roses, lilies, orchids)
July – Ruby (red – roses, hibiscus)
August – Peridot (light green – cymbidium orchids)
September – Sapphire (deep blue – delphinium)
October – Opal (creamy white – roses)
November – Topaz (amber – white flowers with amber vase and copper accents)
December – Turquoise (light blue – hydrangea, periwinkle)
Creating birthday bouquets inspired by birthstones is a special way to tell your loved ones that you care enough to design something just for them. If you need ideas, just give us a call at Billy Heroman’s Flowers! We would love to provide you with the most beautiful birthday gift in Baton Rouge.