March Birthstones And Flowers: Lucky Charms And Good Health

Whichever March birthstone you choose, you’ll find the nugget has interesting quirks. While one brings luck at sea, another stops nose bleeds. Even the alternative stone brings protection from venom!

Find out which is which! Click any link to take you to more info on this page.

March Birthstone Color

Aquamarine Birthstone

Bloodstone Birthstone

Popular Alternative: Jasper Birthstone

March Birth Flowers

Interesting Tidbit: In many ancient cultures, the month of March marks the beginning of the year.


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March Birthstone Color

Light Blue

This shade of blue is a symbol of health and healing.

When you think about light blue in nature (blue skies, clear waters, and so on) you can also see where the symbolism of tranquility comes from... which is one of the aquamarine birthstone's meanings too.

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March Birthstones

According to the big dogs in the world of gemstones, the two official birthstones for the month of March are aquamarine and bloodstone (as you can see from the official birthstone list).

However, many ancient traditions also used jasper - which interestingly enough has a lot of similar properties and meanings as the bloodstone.

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Modern Gem:
Aquamarine Birthstone

Birthstone Meaning

Courage, Spiritual Power, Health, Good Luck

The aquamarine birthstone is believed to expel fear and anger, and bring a sense of calm and spiritual awareness to the wearer. It is also a symbol for charity and cleansing. 

Aquamarine is also considered a symbol for “mizpah”, which means “God watch over us both while we are away from each other.” This is a beautiful symbolic gift for people in long distance relationships or who have loved ones living far away.

Aquamarine Facts & Mythology

Sailors used to believe this was the “mermaid’s treasure” and kept it for good luck and protection while at sea. Some still use it as a good luck charm when traveling around water.

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Traditional Gem:
Bloodstone (a.k.a. Heliotrope)

Birthstone Meaning

Courage, Clarity, Abundance, Health, Youth

Bloodstone is said to bring bravery, wisdom, luck, prosperity and strength to the one who wears it. Many believed it also had the power to dispel confusion, disorder, anger and sadness.

March Birthstone Poem

Who on this world of ours her eyes
In March first opens may be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
Wears she a bloodstone to her grave.

Who wears a jasper, be life short or long,
Will meet all dangers brave and wise and strong.

The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, pg. 327

Bloodstone Facts & Mythology

Anciently, cultures believed that the bloodstone could change the weather, maintain health, and keep blood flow in check – stopping nose bleeds, congealing open wounds, and even stop the worst of hemorrhages.

An interesting virtue, many used to believe it would make the wearer more influential – whatever he said was believed and whatever he asked for he got! He would also be protected from deception and from the anger of his enemies.

Sounds like a good stone to have around. :)

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Popular Alternative March Birthstone:
Jasper

I know it isn't on the official list, but so many world cultures included jasper in their birthstone choices that I felt it wouldn't be fair to leave it out. It is actually very similar to the bloodstone in its mythology.

Birthstone Meanings

Success, Luck, Faith, Truth, Love Returned

Facts & Mythology

Jasper was believed anciently to bring rain and stop hemorrhages (hmmm… sounds a lot like the bloodstone so far eh?). It was also once believed to help with stomach issues, repel evil spirits, and draw the poison out of venomous bites. 

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March Birth Flowers

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Daffodil

The modern birth flower for March is the daffodil. Known for its bright yellow color and spunky shape, it is said to represent the sun and also stand as a symbol of the brightest, happiest love ever.

Violet

The traditional March birth flower is the ever faithful violet.

It also happens to be February’s modern birth flower (click here to read more about violet’s meaning).

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Sources: See citation notes on the Birthstone Color Chart page.

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February Birthstone: The Stone Of Sobriety And Other Amethyst Myths

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