For those born in the month of March, the official gemstone is the Aquamarine. It can range in color from a very pale shade, almost colorless, which is also the most valuable, to a most sought-after deep-blue aqua. Some of the ranges in color could be due to its ability to darken permanently with heat due to its amount of iron, which is considered to be an impurity. Its name originates, quite understandably, from the Latin words meaning water and sea.
The month of March is the time of year in which the world makes a shift renewing life and even creating new life. It is a time when all of us must shed our winter skin, cleanse our bodies of many of the heavy foods we consumed throughout the cold winter months that now slow us down. Many clean their homes, change their home decorations for brighter, fresher colors and textures. It is a time to refresh one’s life and mentality. One who possesses the Aquamarine can draw energy from it’s beautiful, fresh color, opening their hearts and minds for a new season.
Birthstone for March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine jewelry - this beautiful gem, which is also the March birthstone, is reminiscent of cool blue Mediterranean waters. Said to promote safety and security, especially for journeys at sea, aquamarine jewelry makes for an excellent gift. The aquamarine gemstone is known for its calming hue, though larger stones will often have more vibrant shades.
Reminiscent of cool blue waters, the March birthstone Aquamarine has attributes of faithfulness and friendship. This serene color is said to soothe tempers and aiding the wearer to remain levelheaded and calm. This gemstone was believed to be offer protection and security for sailors who made journeys at sea. The metaphysical properties of the birthstone Aquamarine are swift responsiveness and awareness, those born in the month of March are sure to be efficient communicators.
The March birthstone Aquamarine is perfectly suited for the accompanying zodiac sign for March, the Pisces (the sign of the Fish). Aquamarine’s clear calming color has properties of faithfulness, courage and friendship similar to those born under the month of March. The clear optimistic light blue depicts an ethereal feeling of hope and youth just like the springtime that begins with March.
The word aquamarine was derived by the Romans, the first part of the word “aqua”, which meant water and “mare”, which meant sea, because the gem aquamarine reminded the Romans so much of sea water. Old folklore believed that Aquamarines were from the jewel caskets of mermaids, washed ashore from the depths of the ocean.
October also associated with Bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide.
The second birthstone for March is bloodstone. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the martyr’s stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ’s blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia.