March is one of the special months that are associated with two birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone. While these two stones are very different in appearance, they share similar symbolism of preserving and enhancing the health of the wearer.
Aquamarine envelops the beauty of its namesake – the sea. It is most often found in light tones of bluish green color, which intensifies the larger the stone gets. Aquamarine grows in large, six-sided crystals that can be up to a foot long, making it a great gem to be cut and polished in larger carats for statement pieces.
It’s a beautiful stone with little or no yellow in it, allowing it to pair well with many different colored metals and gemstones.
What Does Aquamarine Mean?
Aquamarine was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene blue or blue-green color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, permitting the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded.
Some people believe that giving aquamarine jewelry to the bride at a wedding will ensure a long unity and love. Some even believe it can re-awaken love between two people. The stone is also considered to be beneficial for mental health and is said to help one cultivate more inner tranquility.
Whether you love aquamarine just for its sparklingly ocean tones, or if you are looking for more inner peace, its cool, tranquil color is the perfect complement to any skin tone or setting.
The second birthstone for March is bloodstone, which is a dark-green stone flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. It is generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles. Bloodstone may not have the overt beauty of aquamarine, but many seek this stone out for its symbolism and other properties.
What Does Bloodstone Mean?
The Babylonians used bloodstone in their divination and the Egyptians prized bloodstone because they believed it helped them to magically defeat their enemies. They also believed it increased their strength or made them invisible.
Today, many use bloodstone as a lucky charm and believe it to increase personal strength. Some believe it helps with mental clarity, increasing creativity, or even boosting overall energy.
Bloodstone is a unique stone great for everyday use when you want to look good or even feel good.
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