Superb Green Amethyst Ring
The name of the month of March is derived from the Roman 'Mars', god of war. The month was when the season for warfare commenced in the ancient world. It was also seen as the first month of the year, New Year's celebrations occurred in March and this did not change to January until centuries later.
Sea-green chalcedony and gold vermeil
March was also the month when agriculture and crop cultivation would start in the Northern Hemisphere, as the ground thawed and became workable. The appearance of new leaf growth explains the association of Spring with the colour green, heralding new life and renewal.
Sparkling green amethyst pendants
Larger pendant £68 Sterling silver 20'' square section chain £36
Smaller pendant £62 Sterling silver 18'' snake chain £26
The Vernal Equinox occurs around the 20th of March, officially the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring, also marking the lengthening days. In many European countries it is known as 'The Month of Birches', marking when the sap starts to rise, an important nutrient in former times.
Palest and most subtle green
The Saxon name for March was 'Lentmonat', shortened to 'Lent' to name the Christian festival. Likewise, some the celebrations of new life associated with the old English goddess 'Eostre' were adopted by the Church and became 'Easter'.
One of the first signs of Spring: the daisies start to appear!
Daisy abalone earrings
We have plenty of other beautiful jewellery here in our lovely Cowes boutique to add a subtle sparkle to your Spring outfits. Do come in for a browse if you are on the Isle of Wight or have a look at our online shop by clicking on the link below.