Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Birthstones - Aquamarine and Bloodstone

March celebrates two birthstones, aquamarine and bloodstone.

Bloodstone comes out of the ground like this:

You may be more used to seeing it polished for jewelry use like this (from Rings & Things):

Then you have stones that have been carved, faceted and shaped for other purposes.

I have a great example of a bloodstone pendulum:

Aquamarine - most of of think of these stones as this -

or as beads (From Rings & Things)

Then for the rock hounds in us, you may like to collect specimens like this:

Aquamarine right out of the ground, cleaned and perfect for display!

I have always had an affinity toward stones. I love them. I was the kid that always had a pocket full of rocks that I picked up during the day because one of them was going to be a treasure!

Happy Birthday March Babies!!!!!

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