March Birthstones at Angels Forever / Windows of Light

Angels Forever / Windows of Light is your source for March birthstones.

March has two birthstones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone

Derived from the Roman word “Aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, this pale blue gem does indeed resemble the color of seawater. The ancient Romans believed that the Aquamarine was sacred to Neptune, the god of the sea, having fallen from the jewel boxes of sirens and washed onto shore. Early sailors wore aquamarine talismans, engraved with the likeness of Neptune, as protection against dangers at sea. In addition to calming the waves, aquamarine also has a soothing influence on relationships, especially on married couples. A gift of Aquamarine symbolizes both safety and security, especially within long standing relationships. Some people even say that the Aquamarine reawakens love in a tired marriage. Other properties attributed to this stone include: facilitation of communication since it emits a gentle and compassionate energy; helps judgmental people be more tolerant.; helps one to take responsibility for ones actions; encourages the ability to ‘always be prepared’ and ; enhances ones ability for rapid intellectual response. While it varies in color Aquamarine is always a pastel blue but the darker the color, the more valued it is. The Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family. Beryl is a mineral that crystallizes within large grained igneous rocks on the earth’s crust.

The alternate birthstone for March is Bloodstone. The name Bloodstone derives from the legendary belief that the red coloration resulted from the blood of Christ spilling onto green jasper during the crucifixion. For this reason the stone has been called “martyr’s stone” and is also known as the “stone of courage”. Other properties attributed to this stone include: enhances creativity; intense healing stone; improves ones talents and abilities.; provides practical and dispassionate guidance; dispels states of bewilderment and obscure thought; revitalization of love, relationships and friendships and; helps one to recognize the beneficial aspects of turmoil prior to perfection.

Don’t forget…you and your friends receive 20% off all in store merchandise when you come in together the week of your birthday!

Angels Forever / Windows of Light
310 W. College Ave.

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