Behind the Birthstone: March Aquamarine & Bloodstone

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  • 29 Mar, 2017

Find March's Birthstones at Jewelry by Christopher

Aquamarine and Dramatic Bloodstone - March Birthstones

Individuals born in the month of March are lucky in that they have 2 beautiful gemstones to represent their birth month. The gorgeous aquamarine and bloodstone are very different from each other in their appearance but both carry with them a rich history and similar symbolism, making them both ideal gems to use in your custom jewelry creations. With the help of Master Craftsman Christopher, you can create a one-of-a-kind design that represents the March birthday in your life perfectly at your local Rockford jewelers.

Serene Aquamarine and Dramatic Bloodstone: The Special Meaning Behind March’s 2 Birthstones

March Birthstone Color Meaning

Aquamarine

The calming and serenely colored aquamarine is a delicate representation of it’s namesake, the sea. The name of this brilliant gemstone is derived from the Latin word aqua, which means the water and marina, which means the sea . The gemstone is usually found to be very light in tone and ranges in color from greenish blues to a more deep blue-green. More color intensity is usually found in larger stones, with dark blue stones carrying more value.

Historically, the gemstone was believed to have the power to protect sailors and guarantee a safe voyage home. Additionally, the cool and calm blue-green color of the gem is said to encourage an even temper and allow the wearer to always stay calm and levelheaded in the face of adversity. In the Middle Ages, people thought that carrying an aquamarine gem would act as an antidote to poisoning. Today, wearers prize the aquamarine for its beauty and calming effects.

Bloodstone

The second birthstone for those born in March is the rich bloodstone. This dark-green stone is usually flecked with interesting and vivid red spots of iron oxide throughout the stone. Also called heliotrope or Blood Jasper, the bloodstone was believed to have the power to influence the sun in ancient Greece. The gemstone comes in 2 different forms, a more transparent version, heliotrope with lots of red spots or a more opaque version (plasma) that has very few or no red spots at all.

The ancient Babylonians used the bloodstone to make their seals and amulets, believing that the stones had healing powers. The Egyptians were also fond of the bloodstone, prizing the gemstone for it’s ability to help them magically defeat their enemies. Today, many wearers still like to wear the gem as a lucky charm or amulet and it is often favored by athletes who are looking for ways to increase their physical strength.

Feature One or Both of March’s Birthstones in a Custom Handmade Jewelry Creation

Show the special March birthday in your life how special and unique they are by creating a custom jewelry piece that features the aquamarine or bloodstone. Whether you’re designing a custom engagement ring or on the lookout for a sweet keepsake, Christopher can help you come up with a design that is truly unique. Visit your Rockford jewelers online today for more information.

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