Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Birthday…. March!


A little birthstone history, fact, lore and legend.

If you were born in March your flower is the daffodil, and the weeping willow is your tree.

The word 'March' comes from the Roman 'Martius'. This was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. 



…And I think some of the best sayings are for the month of March:

'When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.'

'A dry March and a wet May
Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.'

'As it rains in March so it rains in June.'

'March winds and April showers
Bring forth May flowers.'



The Aquamarine is March’s modern birthstone. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. It is said that the serene color cools the temper allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Wearing aquamarine brings love and affection.

 
The Aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking.

The Aquamarine depicts courage, creativity, health, perception and hope. It is also associated with awareness and spiritual energy. 



The Bloodstone is March’s traditional birthstone.
The Bloodstone stands for health, passion, courage and strength. A variety of Quartz, the Bloodstone is thought to strengthen the immune system and to contain healing properties.
It is sometimes called the martyr's stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ's blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross.

Happy Birthday March…Enjoy Spring, and stop to smell the daffodils!

“Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.”
-Sammy Hagar

Stay tuned, next month for Happy Birthday… April!

Blue Rhinestone Earrings....Now available on Etsy.

3 comments:

  1. Love aquamarine! Those earrings are gorgeous!

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  2. Aquamarine is so beautiful! I love March as my Wedding anniversary is in March! Thanks for sharing the history!

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  3. I always loved daffodils. Thanks for the beautiful picture of them and for reminding me of them.

    Happiness to all.

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