Zodiac Stones Buyers Guide; History Zodiac stones correspond to the astrological sign under which an individual was born. Similarly to birthstones, which are associated with the month of the individual’s birth, zodiac gemstones have for centuries been believed to contain mystical properties and have served as protection talismans for those that wear them.
Like birthstones, zodiac gemstones are ancient in origin and can be traced to the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest Aaron. The breastplate, described in the book of Exodus, was said to contain twelve beautiful gemstones, each representing one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Over the years, these gemstones have become associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac.