August Birthstone – Peridot

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The August birthstone is the beautiful and unique Peridot. Thought to be a treasure of the sun, it was once believed that the magical stone fell from the sky in bolts of lightning. Today, the gemstone is beloved for its shimmering yellow-green shade and its ability to bring good luck and success.

Peridot has been used in jewellry for thousands of years, with some of the oldest examples of the gemstone being found in ancient Egypt. As a result of its long history, the gemstone is steeped in legend and lore. Ancient Egyptians believed that the gemstone had healing properties, and that it could ward off evil spirits. It was also believed to have the power to bring good luck, health and success.

Peridot is found in a variety of colors, from light yellow-green to a dark olive-green. The gem is relatively rare and is most often found in volcanic regions, as it forms deep within the Earth’s mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. Peridot can also be found in meteorites and in some pallasites.

Peridot is a relatively hard gem, with a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. It is durable and resistant to scratching, making it an excellent choice for everyday wear. It is also known for its strong sparkle, which is why it is often used in modern jewellry designs.

The gemstone is believed to bring a variety of positive benefits to its wearer, including good luck, success, wealth, and protection from nightmares

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