The majority of the months throughout the year are associated with a single birthstone, a gemstone that has been chosen to represent individuals born in the month. Those individuals born in March, however, are not only represented by a single gemstone, but rather represented by two different gemstones. March has been associated with the gemstones Bloodstone and Aquamarine. Both of these two particular have numerous features that make it unique – the fact that two different gemstones are considered birthstones of March also gives those individuals born in March more options when it comes to choosing a gemstone to buy when they want to wear a piece of jewelry that represents their birth month.
Aquamarine is considered to be the primary birthstone of March, a stone that has gained recognition for its unique color variety and, of course, for the fact that it is often associated with the calmness of the sea. The Aquamarine gemstone is known to be blue in color – the particular hue may vary from a cool blue color to a more blue-green variation. The stone is often thought to hold the power to help the wearer become relaxed. Many civilizations in ancient times have also considered the Aquamarine gemstone to possess healing powers – in fact, during the Middle Ages, those in Europe believed that the stone could help to save the life of an individual after they have been poisoned.
The Aquamarine gemstone ranks high on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, with an eight out of ten rating. The stone falls just behind the Corundum and is harder than the most abundant stone on the plant, Quartz. The largest Aquamarine gemstone to be discovered weighed 240 pounds and was discovered in Brazil. In addition to Brazil being a popular source for Aquamarine gemstones, it should be noted that Pakistan is also a supplier of high-quality Aquamarine gemstones.
The individuals who are not very keen on the Aquamarine gemstone as the stone that represents their birth month, there is a secondary choice. The secondary birthstone of March is the bloodstone. This is another beautiful gemstone that, similar to the Aquamarine, is also often thought to possess healing powers for the wearer of the stone. The Bloodstone is part of the Quartz family, and it can be found in various colors. While the bloodstone is most popularly known for its rusty red color, it is important to note that these stones can be found in a green color as well – the green colored Bloodstones can be found in hues ranging from light to dark.
The Bloodstone ranks between 6.5 to 7.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, similar to any other Quartz. This means the stone is quite durable, but should ideally not be used in a jewelry piece such as a ring that will be worn daily. When fitted into a pair of earrings, however, that will be worn daily, the Bloodstone could be a perfect option. When opting for a ring fitted with a Bloodstone, however, then rather make sure the ring is not for everyday wear.
Individuals born in March are often considered lucky, especially by those who were born in months with only one particular gemstone to represent their birth month. The Aquamarine and the Bloodstone both have been chosen as the birthstones of March. In this post, we have taken a look at each of these two stones, discussed their origins, colors and other properties that should all be taken into consideration when a person is unsure which of these two stones they should opt for when buying a piece of jewelry that represents them and their birth month.