August’s birthstone is the Peridot. Peridot is thought to be one of the most ancient gems in the world. Closely linked to the Egyptians, the first Peridot stones were unearthed on an island in the Red Sea, known as Topazios.
Nowadays, the precious stone is found in the depths of the Earth’s crust, inside volcanic lava and encased molten rock. It even has extra-terrestrial links, and in the past, has been found inside comet dust and meteors.
Peridot is more formally known as the mineral Olivine, a magnesium, iron silicate with a glassy sheen. Color wise, this gem can be varying hues of yellowish-green, and in some cases pure green. Due to its unique yellow-green hue, Peridot is also known as the “Gem of the Sun”. This green stone possesses detoxifying qualities, stimulating the liver and metabolism and is thought to work well alongside traditional medicines, helping to aid and speed up recovery.
Peridot is associated with strength, balance and is believed to bring peace, health and rest by harmonizing the mind and body. This stone is deemed to emit positive spiritual energy and is believed to channel love and abundance. Peridot can help propel love, enabling wearers to follow their destiny.
We can include an August birthstone in any piece of PaulaMax jewelry. Be sure to browse through our collection and get what you need for someone who has an August birthday, anniversary, an honorable moment, or for someone who wants to wear the “Gem of the Sun” all year long!