The birthstone is a gemstone that represents a person’s month of birth. The idea of birthstones has a place in many traditions, customs, and belief systems. Young and Old, Male or Female, one thing that every person has in common is that everyone has a birthstone. It carries secrets, attributes, and lore that are unique to each gemstone. The wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck, good health, and protection. Astrologers long ago attributed supernatural powers to certain gemstones.