If you are one of those people who sift through the daily paper to check your horoscope or have subscribed the daily horoscope update on your smartphone, then you are most likely very much into birthstones, birth flowers and all the other astrological symbols that could bring you good luck or be your lucky charm.
Birthstones are basically distinctive stones, often used in Jewellery, each depicting a set of certain qualities and for those who believe in horoscopes and birthstones, these stones often impart their distinct traits to the person wearing them. Each month has at least one or in some cases several birthstones based on the zodiac signs and lunar calendars. If you are born in March and looking for all the details of your birthstone, this article is exactly what you need.
The month of March has two birthstones, Aquamarine & Bloodstone.
Aquamarine is the primary birthstone of people born in the month of March. Typically found in the hues of deep blue to blue-green, Aquamarine is one of the rarest stones and comes from the family of emerald and morganite. It is also known as the poor man’s diamond but isn’t as inexpensive as the name suggests.
It is one of the hardest stones and withstands harsh weathers easily. Even though pure aquamarine is very rare and thus expensive, the blue color of the aquamarine can be rendered to yellow beryl stones through a simple heating process. The aquamarine stone is most abundant in Brazil.
Characterized by the tranquillity of the sea, the stone considered a good luck charm and promises prosperity. It is said to encourage communication and bravery and is thus associated with the throat chakra. A lot of March-borns wear Aquamarine Jewellery believing that it invokes a sense of confidence and fearlessness in them, allowing them to better address public gatherings or voice their opinions maturely after thorough contemplation.
Aquamarine is considered a statement piece in jewellery for its bright and attractive colour and the beautiful cuts and shapes that it can be moulded into. It is often used in designer wear as well.
The other birthstone for people born in the month of March is Bloodstone. It is a dark green stone with red specks of iron oxide, hence the name bloodstone. It is basically a quartz crystal and the stone itself is made up of several tiny bloodstone crystals. It is mainly available in two types, a heliotrope which has a transparent dark green color with vivid red spots and the plasma, which is more opaque and has little to no red spots.
Symbolically, the bloodstone is best known for its healing and cleansing properties and was widely used in carving religious subjects, primarily because of its association with the crucifixion of Christ. A legend says that when Jesus Christ was crucified, his blood drops fell on to the green ground forming Bloodstone.
Apart from the religious elements, the stone is also associated with strength and energy and is usually made a part of bracelets, or pendants. It is considered a thoughtful present.