I’ve finished the third in a series of twelve for the birthstone print series. This one is March, which has a birthstone of Aquamarine. It also happens to be my mother’s birthstone. She’s never been very fond of it, actually, but I think it’s nice. It’s subtle and calm, and relaxing. As far as it’s characteristics are the stone represents wisdom and hope. The stone Aquamarine is apparently the stone choice for March in the US as far back as 1912, before that there was bloodstone and jasper. Bloodstone seems to still be something that’s relevant, but I looked up the stone, and I don’t think it’s as pretty as Aquamarine.
There’s a really cool series of poems for the birthstones I found on Wikipedia. The March stone is referencing bloodstone, they’re apparently from 1870 when Tiffany & Co. released them. Check out the poem for March:
Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a bloodstone to their grave.
You can view all the poems here. The poem also comes with a handy link to info on what a bloodstone is.
Anyways, here’s my interpretation of Aquamarine via print. If you’re interested in purchasing a digital copy of it to print visit the Prints for Purchase page.