Discover August's Birthstone

August 1, 2018

August's Birthstone - Peridot

 

Quite possibly one of the most beautiful and underrated of all the gemstones, Peridot is also known as the evening Emerald as it keeps shining even under artificial light.

 

Peridot is a gemstone of increased prosperity, well-being and generosity.

 

Wearing  Peridot will bring financial and spiritual abundance, while creating generosity to others. 

 

 

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About Peridot

The birthstone for August, Peridot is a gemstone of positive power and wearing it will certainly impart its positive energies to you.

 

A magnesium iron silicate, Peridot has the chemical formula (MgFe)₂SiO₄. and a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale.

 

Associated Peridot Zodiac

 

There are two Zodiac signs which traverse August: Leo which covers July - August and Virgo from August - September

 

Leo

Time period: 23 July - 22 August
Element: Fire
Ruling planet: Sun
Symbol: Lion
Birthstones: Peridot/Ruby/Sardonyx/Carnelian/Onyx

 

Virgo

Time period: 23 August – 23 September
Element: Earth
Ruling planet: Mercury
Symbol: Maiden
Birthstones: Peridot/Carnelian/Zircon/Onyx/Agate

 

The History of Peridot

Mined in Arizona, Pakistan, Brazil and Australia, Peridot is one of the few gemstones that only occur in one colour;green.

The depth of colour depends on the amount of iron in the stone, with more giving a deeper colour.

 

Peridots have also been found in meteorites.

 

 

The Value of Peridot

Peridots can sell for up to £700 per carat.

 

The Power of Peridot

 

Peridots bring an inner sense of warmth and give the wearer the courage to carry out their heart's desire, while at the same time remaining generous to others.

 

A stone of material and spiritual abundance, peridot helps attract our inner vision and energise our work. It will help create success if you have chosen your career wisely.

 

 

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