The birthstone for August - Peridot
August’s birthstone is Peridot!
Peridot comes in beautiful fresh green hues - the colour of new leaves in spring. It's so full of life and potential, and in a stacking ring set it really adds a zing!
Peridot (pronounced Perry-dot not Perry-doh) is believed to be as old as the solar system (over 4.5 billion years). In the 1700s, fragments of peridot that were large enough to be turned into jewellery were discovered on a hilltop in Siberia and are believed to have arrived on earth inside a meteor over 14 million years ago.
It's also formed in molton rock deep underground - only rising to the earths surface through a volcanic erruption or earthquake.
Character & Benefits of Peridot :
Peridot is associated with strength and balance, believed to bring peace and good health and to soothe both emotionally and physically.
Joyful, harmonious, opens the heart and attracts abundance.
Thought to help with peaceful sleep.
Care of peridot:
A fairly tough stone (about 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of gemstone hardness). It is suitable to wear as an everyday ring, but you just need to be a little careful of it as it can get scratched if knocked.
Choose peridot for...
* August birthdays
* As a 16th anniversary gift
* For a special sibling