The August birthstone is associated with prosperity, growth, dignity and love. It is also believed that the stone has healing properties and the power to protect against nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in one’s life.
In ancient times, Egypt was the primary source of the Peridot, called the ‘Gem of the Sun’. It is said that the gemstones worn by Queen Cleopatra were not Emeralds, as was popularly believed but its cousin, the Peridot.
The stone is of igneous origin, formed deep in the earth and brought to the surface due to volcanic activity. In Hawaii, Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Today, most of the Peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens.
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