what is the birthstone for march

What is the Birthstone for March?

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, it is believed that birthstones originate from the bible when Moses sets forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel, and these 12 stones became linked to the zodiac signs and then to the months of the year.

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March Birthstone and Zodiac Sign

You may have noticed that the birthstones for Zodiac signs aren’t always the same as the Birthstone month. This is because the dates for zodiac cross over the months, so the corresponding zodiac signs for Aquamarine is Pisces (February 19 - March 20) so with this cross over of dates you will also find Aries falls within the March birthstone month.  The reason for this cross over is purely down to the jewellery trade who decided that birth months was easier, personally, I prefer Zodiac signs as these have more significant meaning.

You can find all the dates and zodiac signs here

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Where is the March Birthstone found?

Brazil is the world's leading source of gem-quality aquamarine for over 100 years. But it is also found in the following countries Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, and Zambia are all sources of aquamarine.


Aquamarine is a beautiful green/blue gemstone which comes in a range of shades and qualities, it is quite rare to find these stones without flaws so they command a higher price than other gemstones.

what is the meaning of march birthstone

 

March Birthstone Meaning

The March birthstone of  Aquamarine has its own meaning and not surprisingly this stone is thought to bring tranquillity, clarity of mind, serenity and harmony to the wearer.  It’s powers become stronger when worn during the zodiac signs dates and brings transformation like its Spring month of new beginnings and embodies hope, loyalty, purity and truth.

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February 11, 2021 — alison dewey