National Jewel Day is celebrated on March 13 of every year. National Jewel Day is a day to give or to receive jewels. The word “Jewels” is used to refer to the gemstones, which are precious or semi-precious and natural or human-made. Nearly 130 types of minerals are used as gemstones, along with the minerals that are artificial and synthetic stones. The name “Jewel” comes from the Ancient Latin Word “Jocale” which means plaything. Jewel Day is a perfect day to recognize the jewelers by wearing the gems that you already own.

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.” – Alan Watts

History of National Jewel Day

The exact origin and the founder of National Jewel Day are still unknown. Throughout history, humans used Jewels and ornaments for decorative and functional purposes. Nowadays, wearing Jewelry is a way to reflect one’s status in society. Jewelry is a form of personal adornments like rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and much more. Depending on the culture, jewelry may be appreciated as a status symbol. The Jewellery is created mainly to enhance the beauty of every human part from hairpins to toe rings.

National Jewel Day 2018 - March 13

Origin of Birthstone

Birthstones are the gems that are associated with the month that a person was born. The list of birthstones by month are

  • January – Garnet
  • February – Amethyst
  • March – Aquamarine
  • April – Diamond
  • May – Emerald
  • June – Pearl or Alexandrite
  • July – Ruby
  • August – Peridot
  • September – Sapphire
  • October – Tourmaline or Opal
  • November – Topaz or Citrine
  • December – Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise

Other Celebrations on March 13

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How to celebrate National Jewel Day

The best way to celebrate National Jewel Day is by buying yourself the jewel that you have been eyeing forever. It is perfect to take care of your old jewels and exchange your handmade treasure with your friends. You can learn more about the Jewels used in historical time periods and other cultures. Wear your favorite ornament and ask your friends or family members to take a picture. Then share those photos on social media by using the hashtag #JewelDay.

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