Gemstone Feature- Peridot (August’s Birthstone)

Beautiful green Peridot is the birthstone for August.  A symbol of dignity, fame, and protection, peridot attracts love and wealth while soothing nervousness.  Peridot is considered a semi-precious stone. Color:  Presents itself in a range of green hues, including yellowish green, lime, olive green, medium, and dark green shades. Source:   Arizona’s San Carlos Indian Reservation in the US is the most significant source of peridot today. Other sources are Burma, Pakistan, Kenya, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, China, and Eygpt. Age:  As jewelry, peridot was used in Ancient Egypt, and was prized by Egyptian pharaohs. Family:  Forsteritic olivine Hardness:  6.5-7 on the Mohs scale Gemstone Properties/Healing Properties:   A symbol of dignity, fame, and protection, peridot is said to attract love and wealth while pacifying one’s temper. Health-wise, peridot helps increase one’s vitality and strength. It also soothes nervousness, and aids liver, lungs and adrenal function. Fun Facts/Stories:   The Egyptians called peridot the gem of the sun. … [Continue reading]

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