Although I’m not an August baby, I do love Peridot.
In honor of August babies everywhere, here’s a little information on this beautiful gem.
Peridot is a transparent lime green gemstone whose color is due to iron. For over 3500 years, Peridot has been mined from St. John’s Island, located in the red sea. Peridot is also mined in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Myanmar, Norway, and the USA. Created during volcanic ashes, sometimes Peridot can be found in the sands of Hawaii.
Peridot and Myth
According to legend, pirates believed Peridot protected against evil. A Peridot set in gold was believed to protect the wearer from night terrors.
When given as a gift, Peridot is a symbol of dignity, fame and protection.
Given its bright and brilliant color, Peridot is the ideal summer stone. Complementing bright greens, yellows and even earthy tones, Peridot is a gemstone one should definitely get to know. Even better, Peridot can be rather affordable.
- As with all gems, don’t roughhouse while wearing your Peridot
- Protect your Peridot from drastic changes in temperature
- Don’t clean peridot in a home ultrasonic cleaner
- Take your peridot jewelry to a jeweler for check-ups