August Birthstone

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Wondering what August’s birthstone might be?
It’s the olivine/lime green Peridot! This bright green gemstone is said to ward off evil, protects against nightmares and brings the wearer power. No negativity allowed with this gem!
Peridot can be found in lava, meteorites and deep in the earth’s mantle. In Hawaii, peridot even symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Peridot is also the National gem of Egypt. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Which is actually a pretty description.
The intensity of color depends on the amount of iron present in a Peridot’s chemical structure, the more iron it contains the deeper green it will be.

More about this gemstone here.



 photo AugustBirthstone-Peridot-GabriellaKiss-MadeofJewelry_zpstrpol3gi.jpgOval Peridot ring by Gabriella Kiss


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Peridot & Enamel ring by Renée Lalique, Circa 1900


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Enamel Peridot Gold Filigree necklace by Louis Comfort Tiffany for Tiffany & Co., Circa 1910



[All images as mentioned in the links above | Selection by MoJ]