Gem Junkies

From Breastplate to Birthstone

January 27, 2020 Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth. Season 3 Episode 2
Gem Junkies
From Breastplate to Birthstone
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Gem Junkies
From Breastplate to Birthstone
Jan 27, 2020 Season 3 Episode 2
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.

We’ve been busy bees getting ready for trade show season but don’t worry Gem Junkies we haven’t forgotten about you!!  For awhile we’ve teased about putting together an episode about birthstones and it’s finally come into fruition.  From it’s early biblical beginning to its influence in the jewelry world we delve into its long history. 

00:00:00         Take 2. Press Record.
00:24:00         Parle trade-show line-up
01:28:00         Birthstones
01:49:00         How did it all start?
01:55:00         Biblical – Aaron’s Breastplate 
04:27:00         What stones we set up in Aaron’s breastplate
06:50:00         How did we get from breastplate to birthstone?
09:14:00         A developed notion of switching out jewelry every month
10:27:00         Vedic astrological system associated to gemstones
11:25:00         Why are gemstones are connected to planets?
12:32:00         How do we get to the idea of a person always wearing and only wearing a gemstone corresponding to their birth month?
13:49:00         In 1912 – standardization of birthstones
21:05:00        The additions of birthstones
24:20:00        Chrysolite, what?  Birthstones associated to zodiac sign.
26:45:00        Birthstones for mother’s jewelry
28:30:00         Parle Xmas story

Show Notes

We’ve been busy bees getting ready for trade show season but don’t worry Gem Junkies we haven’t forgotten about you!!  For awhile we’ve teased about putting together an episode about birthstones and it’s finally come into fruition.  From it’s early biblical beginning to its influence in the jewelry world we delve into its long history. 

00:00:00         Take 2. Press Record.
00:24:00         Parle trade-show line-up
01:28:00         Birthstones
01:49:00         How did it all start?
01:55:00         Biblical – Aaron’s Breastplate 
04:27:00         What stones we set up in Aaron’s breastplate
06:50:00         How did we get from breastplate to birthstone?
09:14:00         A developed notion of switching out jewelry every month
10:27:00         Vedic astrological system associated to gemstones
11:25:00         Why are gemstones are connected to planets?
12:32:00         How do we get to the idea of a person always wearing and only wearing a gemstone corresponding to their birth month?
13:49:00         In 1912 – standardization of birthstones
21:05:00        The additions of birthstones
24:20:00        Chrysolite, what?  Birthstones associated to zodiac sign.
26:45:00        Birthstones for mother’s jewelry
28:30:00         Parle Xmas story