This month we are celebrating the beautiful olive green August birthstone – Peridot. This stunning stone is redolent of this time of year, as although we are still enjoying the Summer, the seasons are letting us know that Autumn is on the way. And just like the leaves changing, the green of the Peridot features a glimmer of gold – a sign of what’s to come.
Its striking colour has also earned it the moniker “the evening emerald”.
Peridot is one of two gemstones formed in molten rock (its counterpart is the Diamond), and is created by the immense surge of power during earthquakes or volcanoes. However, the basic form of Peridot, known as Olivine was found in the samples returned by the Stardust Space Probe in 2006 and traces have even been found on the Moon. This stone is simply out of this world.
Peridot comes with its own set of powerful characteristics – with strength at its core. It’s believed that the wearer will benefit from increased power and influence, rejuvenating personal awareness and wellbeing. And when set in gold, it gives the added benefit of protection from nightmares.