The month of March is here, and if there’s anyone dear to you with a March birthday, you’re probably wondering what to get them.

There’s no better way to celebrate both your love for Ireland and your birth month than with a Claddagh birthstone ring. The iconic Irish Claddagh historically represents love (the heart), loyalty (the crown) and friendship (the hands), while the birthstone heart symbolizes your special month and the strengths and qualities associated with it.

March’s birthstone is aquamarine, one of the loveliest gemstones out there. It’s colors range from light blue to blue-green to deep blue, mirroring the shades of the ocean. Aquamarine, is associated with courage, loyalty, friendship, communication, and beauty. In ancient times it was given to sailors as a token of protection meant to appeal to the good graces of Poseidon, God of the Sea. It was also once a customary gift from a husband to a wife after their wedding night to signify the steadfastness of their new bond.

Where do birthstones come from? Initially, the gemstones were tied to the zodiac signs, and people encouraged to wear the corresponding stone as each phase passed, but eventually the stones were tied to the 12 months of the year, and the tradition began of wearing the stone for the month of one’s birth to afford you good luck and protection throughout the year. The IrishCentral Shop has all 12 in Claddagh ring form, in sterling silver and gemstone, from Solvar Jewelry.

Check out March's birthstone here, and view the full Claddagh birthstone collection here.

March’s birthstone, aquamarine, is associated with courage, loyalty, friendship, communication, and beauty. IrishCentral Shop