What’s the Birthstone for March?
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March according to both the modern list, which is most actively used.
Bloodstone is the gemstone on the ancient list for March, but Aquamarine is the one most frequently used. With colors ranging from light blue to dark blue and even blue-green, aquamarine has been linked to water and the seas throughout history.
The Sumerians, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Greeks all admired aquamarine gemstones. Beads were discovered with Egyptian mummies. And it was believed that the High Priest of the Second Temple wore aquamarine stones engraved with the six tribes of Israel. Two thousand years ago, people in Greece engraved designs into aquamarine stones, turning them into intaglios.
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