March - the traditional birthstone is Bloodstone, but the modern stone for March is Aquamarine.
Bloodstone, also called Heliotrope, is a type of deep green chalcedony quartz. Bloodstone is in fact green jasper with red spots and these red spots are what gave the gemstone the name bloodstone. The deep green color of this gemstone is got by the presence of masses of chlorite in the stone. The red spots are caused by the presence of iron oxides in bloodstone. A good gem quality bloodstone would have a solid green color with very visible spots of red. Some may have yellow spots as well as seen in the custom piece below.
Locations where bloodstone can be found include India, Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States.
It is considered a powerful healing stone with many magical properties. In ancient folklore, bloodstone was said to give off audible sounds as a guide. It gives one the ability to banish evil and negativity of all kinds. Ancient Christian lore held the belief that the blood of Christ dripped from the cross onto a dark green stone, thus creating bloodstone.
Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family, which also includes emerald and is found in a range of pastel blue and greenish blue shades, from the palest hint to a deep sky blue. The elegant icy color looks as fresh with earth tones as with other paste shades. And it is the perfect accompaniment to grey and navy.
Aquamarine is said to have a soothing influence on relationships, especially on married couples. Its power to ensure a long and happy marriage makes it a good anniversary gift. A dream of aquamarine means that you will meet new friends.