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!
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 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.
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