According to Wikipedia, “Aquamarine (from Latin: aqua marina, being, water : sea, i.e. sea water,  marīna, from marīnus; of the sea. ) is a blue or cyan variety of beryl. ”
March – Aquamarine or Bloodstone
Wikipedia also states “n the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. In Wyoming, aquamarine has been discovered in the Big Horn Mountains, near Powder River Pass. Another location within the United States is the Sawtooth Range near Stanley, Idaho, although the minerals are within a wilderness area which prevents collecting. In Brazil, there are mines in the states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, and minorly in Rio Grande do Norte. The mines of Colombia, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya also produce aquamarine.”
“The mineral aggregate heliotrope (from Greek ἥλιος, hḗlios “Sun”, τρέπειν, trépein “to turn”), also known as bloodstone, is a variety of jasper or chalcedony (which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz). The “classic” bloodstone is green jasper (chalcedony) with red inclusions of hematite.”
Many items an be found using both gemstones and make great gifts.
February blesses us with a gorgeous purple birthstone, Amethyst with sexy black Onyx serving as an alternate.
February – Amethyst or Onyx
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz and comes in many shades of purple with some Amethyst being almost white, and some gemstones more translucent while others are opaque.
If you have a friend or loved one with a February birthday, consider a gift that includes their birthstone to honor the day they were born.
People born in January have Garnet birthstones. Garnet is most known for being a dark red gemstone, often with reddish-purple coloring. According to Wikipedia, “Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common.”
Also according to Wikipedia, “The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word gernet, meaning ‘dark red’. It is derived from the Latin granatus, from granum (‘grain, seed’). This is possibly a reference to mela granatum or even pomum granatum (‘pomegranate’, Punica granatum), a plant whose fruits contain abundant and vivid red seed covers (arils), which are similar in shape, size, and color to some garnet crystals.”
Due to its rich, dark color, Garnet is a fairly beloved gemstone. It is often is found faceted as the cut of the gemstone brings out it’s luster. Garnet jewelry is available in the Moon Pixie Handmade store on Amazon if you’d like to shop for a birthday gift for that special someone.
People born in August have Peridot birthstones. Peridot is a light, lime green gemstone, a form of Olivine.
According to Wikipedia, “Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive-green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow to olive to brownish-green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green.”
Not everyone born in August is a fan of this gemstone, but for those that are, it’s a prized gemstone. Peridot often is found faceted as the cut of the gemstone brings out it’s luster. Peridot jewelry is available in the Moon Pixie Handmade store on Amazon if you’d like to shop for a birthday gift for that special someone.