Posted on by Puja Bordia

Found in lava, deep in the earth’s mantle a yellow- green extreme gem is the Peridot. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. Folks born in August have a very powerful birthstone at their benefit.


Did you know? That Peridot is named after the French word "Peritot" meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Also this stone can be given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot is the national gem of Egypt because Ancient Egyptians called it as “the gem of the sun”. Peridot is also known as “an Evening Emerald,” for it’s under artificial light, and the ability of the stone to glow a brilliant green.

 

Mystical powers:

It is believed that Peridot can cure diseases like liver or stomach difficulties. Peridot has a tonic effect - it heals and regenerates tissues, strengthens the metabolism and benefits the skin. It also helps you understand your destiny and spiritual purpose, helping you attain your full potential. All in all, the stone sharpens the mind and opens it to new levels of awareness. Anger is an emotion peridot has been known to be very beneficial for. The stone enhances confidence and assertion without aggression.

Jewelry for the August folks:

The fresh yellow and green mixture of Peridot is one heck of a color to keep in your accessories. Some may confuse Peridot with the gemstone Emerald but Peridot has a much lighter effect. It has a signature lime green color which is believed to install power and influence in the wearer.

Peridot jewelry go with anything in your wardrobe as long as you wear it correctly because of it's fresh green colour. Exceptionally faceted it represents summer ending and fall season starting. A perfect birthstone to wear on your birthday in August. Or even a perfect gift to someone born in August. After all jewelry is every woman’s best friend.

 

Taking care of your Peridot:

Gemstones overtime can loose their shine and start appearing dull due to normal wear and tear. It is important to take care of your jewelry especially when the it is associated with your birthstone. The appropriate and easiest way possible to clean your Peridot is with warm and soapy water. You should take extra care while cleaning the stone so it has no scratches, drastic damage to your birthstone by temperature or lack of care. It's always advisable to send in your jewelry for an annual cleaning to a trusted jeweler.

Birthstones are meant to accompany your birthday month and also proven to be lucky for the people wearing them. If you are born in August then Peridot is a must in your jewelry collection. If you are a wild jewelry and gemstone collector then Peridot is a beautiful color to add to your collection.