August’s birthstone, the Peridot, is a tanslucent olive and yellowish to dark green or light green. An ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found in the volcanic lava in Hawaii and in meteorites that have fallen to Earth.
It is a unique birthstone because it is always a shade of green and no other color. The intensity of color depends on the amount of iron it holds-the more iron it contains, the deeper the green.
The Egyptians called Peridot the “gem of the sun” and believed it had special healing powers.
Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD), an ancient naturalist, first recorded the existence of Peridot off the coast of Egypt.
It is believed that some of Cleopatra’s famous Emeralds were actually Peridots.
Peridot is the birthstone for August born people. Peridot is believed to protect the wearer from evil and help improve relationships. Peridot signifies friendship. Those born under this sign are typically jolly and are generally successful in whatever they do. They have a creative mind and friends adore their nature.
The Peridot symbolizes Archangel Raquel
Peridot is sometimes called “the Healer’s Stone”. It clears the way for your heart to feel. It also assists in creating prosperity in all areas of life and is excellent for understanding relationships with honesty and integrity.
Peridot is often used as a dream stone and is a gemstone for physical regeneration and long life. It clears Chakras and is best used after Reiki, Crystal Healing, Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatments to maintain body alignment. Peridot restores inner balance.
Peridot is best used at the Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras.
(taken from “Crystal Therapy” by Doreen Virtue)
“Nestled in volcanic remnants in the Earth’s crust, I’m found unexpectedly along the beach. I’m quieter now than in the times past, since the world’s focus differs from the days of Camelot. Today, I stand as a guardian of hope, wisdom, generosity, abundance, and compassion. You may find me most often polished and worn in jewelry as a gentle reminder of your own gifts. Embrace me, and invite me into your home in my natural state. I share Divine miracles and beauty with you by intensifying your manifestation abilities and acting as a guide in realizing that which you hold closest to your heart. Blessings unto you, Dear Ones, as you journey forward.”