Aquamarine & Bloodstone
As evident from the name, the name is derived from Latin language in which Aqua means water and marine means the sea. The gemstone has been known to be the best for sailors protecting them against all sorts of mishaps. Because of the serene color that the gemstone has to offer, it promotes calmness and peace in the beholder. The pale cool color of the Aquamarine is perfect for most if not all of your summer or spring wardrobes. While the color is commonly intense in the bigger stones, the greenish blue or the blue green color of the gemstone is usually light in tone. A few of the regions where the stone can be found include Brazil, Pakistan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Zambia and Mozambique.
There are many myths and legends about the aquamarine stone. The Romans believed that if the figure of a frog were carved on an aquamarine, it served to reconcile enemies and make them friends. Another Roman legend stated that the stone absorbs the atmosphere of young love: “When blessed and worn, it joins in love, and does great things.” Aquamarine was also considered the most appropriate morning gift to give to a bride by her groom following the consummation of their marriage. The Greeks and the Romans knew the aquamarine as the sailor’s gem, ensuring the safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. In Medieval times, the stone was thought to reawaken the love of married couples. It was also believed to render soldiers invincible.
The second birthstone of the people born in March is the Bloodstone. It is usually dark green in color primarily but does also have the red spots on it due to the iron oxide deposition. Not only the stone is known to have intense healing powers primarily for blood disorders but it was also used for the purpose of making seals and amulets by Babylonians throughout the history. The bloodstone is also known as the martyr’s stone since it is known to come into existence when a few drops of blood of Christ dropped on a jasper at the foot of the cross during the time of crucifixion. The bloodstone can be found conveniently in an embedded form in riverbeds and rocks in countries like Brazil, India, and Australia.