Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage.
The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. It's pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.
For centuries, this timeless gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. This gemstone is said to embody eternal life. They are found in a range of blues; from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue. Darker shades of blue are increasingly rare. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil.
March's second birthstone is the Bloodstone, a dark green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets. The Bloodstone was believed to have healing powers.
This stone is generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles. Primary sources for the Bloodstone are India, Brazil and Austrailia.