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All about the March Birthstone - New World Diamonds - fine jewelry, engagement rings and great gifts

All about the March Birthstone

Birthstones are gems that are related to the month in which one person is born. People wear birthstones as they are known to bring good health, good luck, and protection. Every month has a unique and significant birthstone with a symbolic meaning. March babies have 2 birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone. If you know anyone born this month, you can give them any of these birthstones and fill their life with positivity.

What is March's birthstone?

The two birthstones for the month of March are aquamarine and bloodstone.
Both these two March birthstones differ in their look; however, both symbolize
perseverance and strength. Aquamarine belongs to the Beryl family and
ranges from blue-green, bluish-green, and greenish blue to light and deep blue
hues. Bloodstone, on the other hand, is a type of cryptocrystalline quartz with
a dark green hue because of chloride particles. There are red spots present in
dark green colored bloodstone because it includes iron oxide in its crystalline
structure. As bloodstones include red spots, it was once believed to cure blood
disorders and hemorrhages. Bloodstones are commonly found in jewelry as it
is an inexpensive gemstone. The number of red spots, along with their color,
are the influencing factors determining the worth of bloodstones.

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It is the first birthstone for March and has a distinctive pale bluish-green
color. Dark blue aquamarine stones have a rich, intense color, making them
highly valuable in the market. This March birthstone is a traditional gift for
16th and sometimes even 19th-anniversary gifts.

The central locations for aquamarines are Minas Gerais in Brazil, Karakorum foothills in Pakistan, and Mount Antero in Colorado. In addition, aquamarines
are available naturally in Zambia, Madagascar, Kenya, China, Nigeria, Myanmar, Ukraine, Russia, Mozambique, etc. You can pair aquamarine with other popular gemstones, which also work well with any metal type. Aquamarine stone is perfect for ring settings such as three-stone engagement rings.


Bloodstone is the next March birthstone and is also a traditional choice for people born in March. This gemstone is priced highly for its rich historical significance and symbolism. It is believed that bloodstone preserves both youth and health and even assists in increasing strength. Today this gem is also said to be a lucky charm for the wearer. Most athletes wear bloodstones to increase their strength and for prolonging their health. This March birthstone color is darkish green; therefore, it is called dark green jasper.

Bloodstones, unlike other popular gemstones, are comparatively less expensive. The red spots and stone color determines the worth of this gemstone. A bloodstone with a large number of red spots will be priced higher than a stone with fewer red spots and a lighter color. You must be careful not to place them beside harder stones to avoid scratching.


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