Friday, March 1, 2019

March Babies ... Your Birth Gemstones & Birth Flower

A Happy Birthday to all who are born in the month of March.  You have 2 special birthstone gems. One is called an ...  Aquamarine. It forms in large crystals, is a lovely shade of blue-green, and is mined in many countries throughout the world.
It is a very durable gemstone that is used to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. In addition, it is also associated with possessing soothing energies as well as being a symbol of eternal youth and happiness.  And that's not all!
It is sometimes referred to as Mermaids' Treasure. Though nothing more than a fanciful tale, people once believed that the gemstones were actually formed from a mermaid's tears.
Sailors, too, revered aquamarines and considered them a good luck charm. Many a sailor would tuck a stone into his pocket to protect him as he journeyed across the perilous oceans of the world. Now let me tell you about your 2nd birth gemstone ... Bloodstone.


Bloodstone is the more common name. Also called, Heliotrope, is actually green jasper with red specs of Hematite.  Hence, the name Bloodstone. It is dark green or greenish-blue in color. It is often associated with having magical properties. 

                                          Usually, it is formed into beads to make necklaces
                                                         or can be fashioned into lovely rings.

                                   Now as to the birth flower for the month of March ....
                                                      Daffodils!  Daffodils!   Daffodils!

Did you know that there are more than 13,000 distinct varieties of daffodils in existence? The fluted yellow variety pictured above is probably what comes to mind when you think of these bright harbingers of Spring. Yet, they come in a gorgeous array of different colors, sizes, and shapes!
                                                    These delightful flowers signal Rebirth
                                                                        Hope and joy
                                                                                     Luck
                                                                              and Love!

                          Happy Birthday March babies!
















3 comments:

  1. I love Daffodils, but don't have any. I must change that. I had no idea there were so many varieties. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Rhonda,
      Glad you enjoyed my post about March birth flowers and gemstones. I love daffodils, too! They are my favorite early spring flower. I planted new bulbs in my front garden bed last fall. So far only the tips are showing. Still too cold here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. They should be blooming here in May. You should definitely plant some this coming Fall. They are so pretty and dependable.
      Happy Gardening,
      Jane

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