Cleopatra was so taken with these stones that she claimed the mines for herself. In fact, she was known for wearing lots of huge emerald jewelry, and gave emeralds carved with her portrait to her important visitors.
What is my birthstone? The birthstone for March is actually two stones. You have a choice between aquamarine and bloodstone! Jewelry designer Jill Maurer discusses the look, history, and lore of each March birthstone.
Learn more about the two different gemstones that have been designated to represent the month of March: aquamarine, and the less common but totally fascinating bloodstone!
Aquamarine, the March birthstone, is a bluish-green stone that gets its name from aqua marinus, the Latin for ‘seawater’.
Aquamarine and bloodstone, March’s two birthstones, are very different when it comes to appearance, but they share a similar reputation for protecting one’s well-being. The aquamarine birthstone evokes the colors of the sea.
Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.
December has two birthstones, turquoise and zircon.
Happy birthday November babies! Your birthstone, the topaz, can be blue, pale green, yellow, pink, red, purple, brown and even black.
Happy birthday October babies! Your birth month has two birthstones – opal and tourmaline.
Sapphires are typically blue stones, with the color caused by small amounts of titanium and iron in the crystal structure.
Happy birthday August babies! Your month has 2 birthstones, peridot and sardonyx. Peridot is a gem-quality transparent variety of olivine…
The ruby, birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds and sapphires. As a result…
Happy birthday June babies! Your month has 3 birthstones – pearl, moonstone, and alexandrite.
Happy birthday, April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.
Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
Are you a February baby? Here’s some cool info about your birthstone, the amethyst. Plus pics!
The name “garnet” is derived from the Latin “granatum” meaning “pomegranate” because the crystals resemble the …
If you were born in May, your birthstone is the emerald, a type of beryl colored green by chromium. Perfect emeralds are among the rarest of gemstones.
On the Geology.com website you’ll find a complete list of birthstones by month. Being a geology website the information also covers the gemstones properties.
Birthstones are a meaningful gift for mom, a friend, spouse, or family member during a special occasion. But they mean much more than that as you’ll find out below.