March's Birthstones - Aquamarine and Bloodstone

You lucky people born in March, you have two birthstones! The traditional birthstone for the month of March is Bloodstone, but in 1912 the National Association of Jewelers (America) decided to boost the sales of other, more precious, gemstones by giving the birthstone list an update. Not every month got an extra stone, but March is one of the lucky ones that did.... and what an update! Who wouldn't love the addition of the beautiful Aquamarine to their jewellery repertoire? Here we'll take a look at both your modern and traditional birthstones, the aquamarine and bloodstone, to give you an insight into what they can mean for you.

The birthstones for March, Aquamarine and Bloodstone

What is Aquamarine?

The name Aquamarine literally translates from latin as 'sea water', and it's not hard to see how this stone got its name. Available in beautiful watery hues of blue, from the softest pale blue of a mountain-top lake to the deep aqua of a tropical ocean, the most prized aquamarine samples are those with the richest colour.

Aquamarine is a type of beryl that forms in quite large crystals. The largest found to date weighed a whopping 110.5k