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History shows March has had five birthstones. For centuries, the color green has been associated with this month. Despite this, a certain blue stone took over as the modern March birthstone sometime in the 20th century. See below for March’s birthstones!

Aquamarine Prayer Bead Malas

Aquamarine Prayer Bead Malas


As the modern birthstone of March, Aquamarine is a soothing stone. It encourages service to others, helps with public speaking, and promotes taking responsibility for your actions. Folklore states that Aquamarine was once carried by sailors as a talisman to protect against drowning. 


The traditional birthstone for March, bloodstone was replaced by Aquamarine in the 1950s. This is a deeply respected stone, thought to boost vitality, strength, courage, and passionate metaphysical qualities. Worn daily, bloodstone can help you determine when and how to confront obstacles. It is an ancient birthstone that was once recognized by many European and Asian cultures.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is recognized for its steady, stabilizing energy and protective properties. Along with bloodstone, it was once considered a traditional March Birthstone. Red jasper helps to relieve stress, encourage control, and stimulate passion for work.


The ancient Tibetan birthstone for March, jade is a stone of serenity and wisdom. A talisman for dreams, protection, and fertility, this gemstone is thought to bless its carrier.

Gold Shiva Lingam 

Ancient Hindu culture considered Gold Shiva Lingam a birthstone of March. A highly sacred stone in Hinduism, this type of jasper is never supposed to be cut into jewelry.

Birthstones at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

We would love to stay connected with you via our various avenues of communication – Facebook, PinterestInstagramYouTube Twitter and the Nature Spirit Community.  You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter at the bottom of this page.

What are your birthstones? Learn more by visiting our Library page here!

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Hours: M-Sat 10am -5pm, Sun 11am – 5pm

While we don’t require a coat and tie, or even shoes :) – we do require a face mask.

To comply with social distancing mandates, we must limit guests to 6 at a time inside the store. If we are full we will ask you to sign up on our wait list and wait outside. We are asking that everyone limit their shopping time to 30 minutes so that more people have a chance to get that special stone that they need!

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