The Meaning Behind March's Birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
If you’re looking for some sparkly inspiration, look no further than March’s birthstones of Aquamarine and Bloodstone! Whether you were born in March like me or just appreciate the beauty of these gems, it can be helpful to understand the meaning and symbolism behind them. Let’s take a closer look at what sets these two stones apart from the rest.
A symbol of strength and renewal Aquamarine is named for its unique ocean-like color and is often associated with tranquility and safety. Its color ranges from pale blue to deep blue-green, making it an eye-catching gemstone with a romantic history. Aquamarines were believed to protect sailors on their journeys as well as fight off bad luck. Its calming properties are said to also bring balance, inner peace, and harmony. How can you look at the stone and not feel relaxed? I know, I do. In addition, it has been known to inspire courage when going through difficult times.
Aquamarine gemstones are primarily mined in countries such as Brazil, Afghanistan, Zambia, Madagascar, Nigeria and Pakistan as well as the USA. Mining for aquamarine typically takes place in pegmatites and alluvial desert deposits. The stones may also be found in beach and river sediment, as well as inland locations.
On the MoHS hardness scale, Aquamarine is 7.5-8. The harder the stone, the more durable it is.
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A Symbol of Protection and Purity Bloodstone is so named because of its green hue specked with red spots that resemble splatters of blood. It is thought to have healing powers that protect against evil forces while providing emotional strength during hard times. This stone has long been associated with protection against negative energies as well as physical benefits such as boosting immunity and purifying organs within the body like the liver or kidneys. It is also thought to bring good luck!
Bloodstone gemstones are primarily mined in India, Brazil, Australia and China. In India, the gemstones are mined from basalt rocks located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. In Brazil, they can be found in Minas Gerais and Bahia. Bloodstone is also mined from boulder opals in Queensland, Australia and from sedimentary sources in Hebei province of northern China.
On the MoHS hardness scale, Bloodstone is 6-7. The harder the stone, the more durable it is.
If you’re looking for an extra bit of luck or protection in your life, then consider adding one—or both—of these birthstones into your wardrobe! Their unique colors and meanings make them perfect additions to any jewelry collection; whether you want a piece that helps you stay balanced or one that brings good fortune your way, there’s something special about owning a piece with such significant symbolism behind it. Aquamarine and Bloodstone are perfect reminders that we all need strength throughout our lives - no matter if we were born in March or not!