Birthstone Rings: Birthstones are gemstones that are traditionally associated with the twelve birth months of the year and are available as genuine or synthetic gemstones. Gemstones are associated with each month and each precious stone has designated qualities associated with it. Birthstone rings have been around since ancient history, and in those days were believed to possess some magical force that could protect the owner or wearer of the stone. There are still many who believe that birthstones or gemstones have a special meaning to them. These birthstones were traditionally linked to the Zodiac. Modern birthstones are linked to calendar months, and each month has its own unique birthstone. Many people love to wear jewellery set with their birthstone, as the ancient meanings and associations with these stones still intrigue them.