Peridot, August's birthstone, symbolizes the following:
- Good Fortune
The lime green, mellow glow of the Peridot gem under the starlit sky or lantern has earned this stunning gemstone the name, "The Evening Emerald."
Legend has it that the Peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world. When presented as a gift, the Peridot is said to bring the wearer magical powers and healing properties and the promise of a wonderful year.
The Peridot is associated with prosperity, growth, dignity, and love. It is also believed that the Peridot has the power to deflect evil and nightmares, bestowing peace and progress in one's life. The stone is also said to balance your mind and calm emotional storms as well as aid in digestion and prevent insomnia.
Peridot gemstones are typically smaller than three carats, but gemstones over five carats are rare and therefore have a higher value. A Peridot in 10 to 15 carats is extremely rare, but affordable in price for the size.
This gemstone comes in several color variations from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime green and olive green stones. Peridot, in smaller sizes, often is used in beaded necklaces and bracelets.
The Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. Today, the majority of the Peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.