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Gems by Jael Quality Jewellery Since 2006
Gems by JaelQuality Jewellery Since 2006

March

 

 

The two birthstones for March are Aquamarine and Bloodstone.

 

Aquamarine

 

The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea.  Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.  Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones.  This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.

 

 

 

 

Bloodstone


The second birthstone for March is Bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide.  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 impalement.  Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia.