Aquamarine,The Birthstone of March
(Or the alternative March birthstone is Heliotrope)
For those beautiful people who were born in the month of March are blessed with the beauty of the Aquamarine Gemstone as their Birthtone.
The word Aquamarine is derived from the Latin words, ‘Aqua’ and ‘Marina’, which is the sea.
In the Chakra Healing world, Aquamarine is said to heighten awareness, communication skills and quick response, it is a gemstone symbolizes honesty, faithfulness and beauty.
The lovely green – blue mystical colours of the gemstone are known to keep the wearer calm, relaxed and peaceful. It is also believed by some people that it helps boost courage, loyalty and friendship.
Per Greek Mythology, Aquamarines were considered quite precious to Neptune, the Roman God of the Sea and many of The Greeks wore pendants and amulets which were made of gemstone.
The association with the sea has made this gemstone a part of the sailor’s journey, giving them the idea that they will have a safe and a prosperous journey.
Natural occurring Aquamarine is probably one of the highest in demand gemstone today as it is so rare and of course this means they are quite expensive too, whereas most Aquamarines which are available on the highstreets are generally lab-created.
Natural Aquamarine is mined from the counties, Pakistan, Zambia, Nigeria and Brazil.
The alternative Birthstone for March is Heliotrope.
Heliotrope is the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of March. It is believed to improve the quality of one’s life by increasing self-confidence. The Heliotrope is also believed to attract wealth and ensure clarity of thought in major business and domestic decisions, in addition to promoting love and success in legal matters. The stone has long been associated with longevity and a sunny disposition.
(Reference from: http://www.birthstonezodiac.com/birthstones/march-birthstone/)