And The March Birthstone Is….

And the March Birthstone Is…

Hold on, this is going to be a wild ride!  I think you will be surprised to find out what the alternative birthstones are, but let’s start with the modern stone which is Aquamarine.


Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, which translates to “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. We can thank the iron oxides within the chemical makeup of this stone for its beautiful bluish green color.

In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. Oooh, mermaid jewelry alert!!  rough-aquamarine

Look at this gorgeous rings!!  Of course, these were made with an aqua aura crystal, but it is for sure, mermaid jewelry!!!



Moving on from modern to traditional let me introduce you to Bloodstone. I know, the name sounds odd, but this is a gorgeous stone!

bloodstone-tumbled-stonesIn the ancient world, Bloodstone (Heliotrope)

was considered to be the most beautiful

of the Jaspers, a deep, earthy green gem

emboldened with spots of bright red.bloodstone-arrowhead-pendant-3

Now let’s take a look at an alternative birthstone derived from your birth sign.

March is the month of Pisces and Aries.

We learned last month the stone for Pisces is Amethyst and the stone for Aries is….wait for it…Diamond AND Sapphire!!

did you know that Sapphire comes in a variety of colors? Just look at these beautiful gems, all Sapphire!!!

I know, you’re probably thinking I have lost my mind, but I kid you not…that makes a total of four choices for March…To recap…Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Diamond, and, Sapphire, but I say why choose just one?

Hmmmm…..I think its time to hit the bench to create with these gorgeous stones!!!

Bohemian Jewelry by Peacock Gypsies


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