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Bloodstone

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Bloodstone  Happy Birthday to our Spring babies! This is the first month of the year to be represented by two stones: Aquamarine and Bloodstone. As such we will be discussing March birthstones in two parts, we will begin with discussing the beautiful and eerie Bloodstone. The Blood stone is a very dark blue/green stone speckled with bright red giving the stone its blood namesake. Bloodstone is actually a form of jasper which has pockets of iron oxides giving the red hue. No two bloodstones will look the same, a stone could have heavy iron oxides in it or none at all. This results in some stones...

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February Birthstone

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                                              February Birthstone  Happy Birthday to all children of February! The stone that belongs to this month is the beautiful purple crystal you may all recognize: Amethyst. This purple crystal is unique in the way it grows; at the base of the stone each amethyst crystal begins a bright pale color or sometimes even transparent. As the crystal grows, its color deepens and produces various shades of purple from lilac to lavender all the way to deep violet....

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