March birthstones. Birthstones are always a great conversation piece, and a great way to find people born in the same month as you.
There are said to be certain attributes of stones that match a particular month.
The great thing about March, as with many months, is that there’s a choice of many great gems.
Aquamarine and diamond ring
Let’s take a brief look at the awesome traits of each stone.
Aquamarine center stone ring with diamond halo isolated on white
Mineral type: Beryl
Colors: aqua, pale green, pale blue
Found in: Brazil, Afghanistan, Kenya, Pakistan, Russia
Fun fact: The word is from the Latin phrase, “aqua marinus” which means “water from the sea.”
This stone calls forth the purity of water; it has often been found to be a talisman of good luck.
It is associated with the throat chakra, which is why it helps the wearer overcome a fear of speaking.
This is largely due to this gemstone helping a wearer understand that she or he possesses a truth and rightness, as well as clarity.
Pale blue aquamarine will lure a lost lover back to the wearer; greenish blue aquamarine helps long-distance travelers.
March Birthstones #2: Bloodstone
Silver bloodstone pendant
Mineral type: combination Jasper and Chalcedony
Colors: gray, blue-gray, red, aqua, with swirls of red and yellow
Found in: India, Australia, Brazil, U.S., Madagascar
Fun fact: Specimens colored only yellow are called Plasma.
Bloodstone has a centuries-old reputation for bringing health and long life.
It also is known to bring the wearer respect. The wearer can expect mental clarity, which will lead to better decisions.
The stone helps the immune system and chases away colds and flus. It conjures the winds of change to send sorrow away.
March Birthstones #3: Jade
Natural jade green bangle
Mineral type: either nephrite or jadeite. Nephrite is made of calcium and magnesium, while jadeite is aluminum and sodium
Colors: most commonly green; also purple, lavender, creamy white, black, brown
Found in: China, Pacific Rim
Fun Fact: It has been used for thousands of years in the crafting of sculptures.
Mythology states that jade can give a wearer access to the spiritual realm; it is thought to deliver great mental clarity.
Some ancient cultures wore carved jade charms as protective talismans.
The stone is also thought to increase love and nurturing.
Jasper, the “Supreme Nurturer”: March Birthstones #4
Jasper jewelry with earrings
Mineral type: chalcedony
Colors: Brown, clay, red-brown, speckled red and brown
Found in: India, Russia, Egypt, Madagascar, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia
Fun Fact: Jasper has many nicknames: casper, jasp, jazz.
What better gem could one hope for when choosing a birthstone than a stone known as the “Supreme Nurturer”?
The main way this stone protects us emotionally is by balancing yin and yang.
With a yin and yang balanced, a person feels tranquility and his ready to face stressful situations.
So much stress and strife comes simply from being out of balance.
In ancient times, Jasper was used to increase fertility.
Opal ring in silver iridescent on white background
Mineral type: silica
Colors: many; most opal stones are multi-colored, a wild mix of green, aqua, orange, baby blue. Brazil opals can be white-clear, while the Kowoit and Yowah have black as a base color, with brown and amber speckles
Found in: Ethiopia, Australia, Mexico, Nevada (U.S.)
Fun Fact: Opal’s famous trait is called play-of-color, which means light flashing off of the stone in all sorts of rainbow colors. Precious opal is made up of little circles that are microscopic and actually on top of one another. That means that as light hits fly toward these stacks of spheres, they find the little cracks between them and bend. Because the colors in the spectrum correspond to lengths of waves, when these waves bend and break, they become different colors, and that’s the play-of-color.
This “eye stone” is a prism for a person’s aura, which means it pulls in the entire spectrum of light energies into one’s system.
It helps a person find and overcome unhealthy emotions.
March Birthstones #6: Sapphire
Round sapphire ring
Mineral type: corundum
Colors: known for its brilliant blue, but also pink, green, violet, yellow, and other less-common colors.
Fun Fact: Kashmir Sapphires have inclusions of silk. It’s a wispy, almost ghostly white. Sometimes this silk shows up almost like a tissue, a single rectangle of it. Sometimes it shows up in snowflake patterns. One can sit and stare at it.
Found in: Throughout Asia and Africa; Australia; Afghanistan
In ancient times, a legend said that the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments were Sapphire. It was also the gem in the engagement ring that Prince Charles gave to Lady Diana.
The sparkling gem is known to protect one’s innocence. It also keeps one’s thoughts positive.
Purple amethyst necklace
Mineral type: Quartz
Colors: various shades of purple
Found In: Brazil, Uruguay
Fun Fact: The Greek word “amethystos” means “not drunken.” They believed so strongly that this gemstone could allow a person to drink but not get too intoxicated that they named it the “not drunken” stone. Bottoms up!
Amethyst goes way beyond anything having to do with intoxication.
Amethyst has so many wonderful spiritual qualities.
It is believed to boost intelligence and make people wiser in business; and also to drive away evil thoughts.
This march birthstone communicates with the Third Eye, Etheric, and Crown Chakras, speeding up one’s intuitive and emotional abilities.
Historically, Amethyst was used in temple offerings and to align planetary influences; and carved into heart-shaped burial amulets.
B zero1 necklace rubies
Mineral Type: Corundum (it’s the red variety, with Sapphire the blue)
Colors: red: deep red, red with bluish hue, brownish red
Found in: Myanmar, throughout Asia, Scotland, Nepal
Fun Fact: Rubies work best when set in yellow or white gold, and go great with red, black, or white outfits.
Ruby symbolizes the sun, or a flame that can’t be put out—an eternal flame, if you will.
It emits a ray that stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing the life force that flows into the body and spirit.
It also clears one’s mind, promotes motivation, and gives a sense of power, a sense of determination that helps a person to success.
Diamond solitaire engagement ring
Mineral Type: Diamond
Colors: clear, white, yellow, pink, gray, black, red
Found In: Brazil, China, Congo, Australia, Botswana, India, South Africa
Fun Facts: The enormous diamond mines of south Africa weren’t discovered until 1870’s. Before that, the only known sources of diamonds were India and a smaller source in Brazil. Only one out of five diamonds that are mined go on to be used for jewelry.
Diamonds represent stability and sameness in a rapidly-changing world.
Yet, something that anyone who beholds a diamond knows is just how bright they are.
That’s due to the stone’s incredible ability to refract and reflect light.
This is the quality that has caused diamonds to be reputed to give clarity to their wearers.
Because diamonds are high-frequency stones, they can open all chakra channels.
They help you reach into your conscious mind to awaken great spirituality.
Hexagon blue topaz ring
Mineral Type: Silicate
Colors: blue, pink, white, yellow, purple, grey brown
Found in: Throughout Asia and Europe; Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Fun Facts: Because topaz often occurs in a natural elongated shape, it is often cut into an oval or pear shape for jewelry.
Significance: Topaz is the stone associated with Demeter, goddess of the harvest. The stone has a warm energy, and encourages forgiveness and compassion, while also giving people strength to chase one’s aspirations with full force.
- Blue Topaz magnifies psychic abilities, meaning that it helps people who need spiritual healing.
- White Topaz brings us an awareness of our thoughts and deeds and their morality.
- Pink Topaz signifies hope.
- Golden Topaz boosts creativity and invention.
- Brown Topaz gives the wearer stability and strength.
Julius Caesar was told to “Beware the Ides of March” (middle of March or March 15).
And he should have been wary. However, March is often thought of as a bright and festive month, due to Leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day, plus the coming of Spring and all the green on the ground.
Choose wisely your March birthstone!
Well, it’s a month that has amazing birthstones. Topaz, diamonds, rubies, sapphires. It’s an incredible lineup, and don’t worry, so many of these stones are more affordable than you think. And there’s additional info about them all around the site, so check it out!