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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
One of the Birthstones for March is the Bloodstone
by Chavez Fine Jewelers Inc.
Bloodstone, March's birthstone, appears in various shades of green, spotted with maroon. These spots, created by iron oxide and jasper, resemble blood. Because of this, the stone was given its name. The largest bloodstone producer is India, but it is also mined here in the United States.

Over the centuries, the bloodstone has had many uses. Almost three thousand years ago, bloodstone was believed to stop bleeding when applied to a wound. Because of this people carried bloodstone pendants with them, especially those that might be in risk of physical danger regularly, such as soldiers. And in the Middle Ages bloodstone rings were thought to help with anything magical, including divination and initiating spells.

Today, the bloodstone is thought to help increase confidence and decrease anxiety. As March's birt...
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