March Birthstone: Aquamarine
A little known fact is that March actually has two birthstones. While Bloodstone is technically also a March birthstone, the one we all know and love is Aquamarine.
I personally believe that those who were born in March have one of the most beautiful birthstones in the world. I love it so much that I chose it as the stone in my class ring even though I was born in February. There’s just something about that soothing light blue color that speaks to me, which makes sense since aquamarine is considered a stone of serenity. Its calming energy reduces stress and quiets the mind, making it an excellent stone for meditation.
From its name to its color to its very meaning, everything about the aquamarine gemstone says “water.” Also known as the mermaid stone, its name comes from the Latin words for seawater: aqua marina. Often used as a good luck stone, ancient mariners believed the gem would calm waves and keep sailors safe at sea. Many would carry a loose stone in their pockets whenever they left port.
Metaphysically, aquamarine represents the fifth chakra also known as the throat chakra. In addition to helping with communication, it can aid in the healing of sore throats, swollen glands and thyroid problems. It’s also believed to boost the immune system.
- In 1936 the President of Brazil gave First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt a dark blue rectangular step cut aquamarine that weighed 1,298 carats when she and President Theodore Roosevelt visited Brazil.
- Queen Elizabeth commissioned an aquamarine tiara from Garrard in 1957. She had the platinum piece set with aquamarines and diamonds she received from the Brazilian President as a coronation gift in 1953.
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