August Birthstone – Peridot

Leo: July 23 – August 22

Virgo: August 23 – September 22


Peridot is always a yellow/green color, however the darker in color, the more valuable it is. The darkness of the stone is determined by the amount of iron present.  One particularly distinctive characteristic of peridot is that their color is the same in both natural and artificial light. This ability to give off the same green glow at night led to their association with great beauty, especially in Egyptian culture. Peridot helps tames your fears and is the perfect gemstone to wear during stressful times. Peridot is known as the “stone of compassion” and is believed to bring all around good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships. The August birthstone bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity; it also brings delight and good cheer. Peridot emits a warm and friendly energy. Magnifies the inner aspects of any situation. Stimulates and cleans the heart and solar plexus chakras. Helps to regulate all cycles of life. Provides a shield of protection around the body. Helps to heal a bruised ego by assisting  in the lessening of anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness. Also helps to bring results to ones searching.  Today, the gift of a peridot can tell the recipient that they light up a room regardless of the circumstances they are in. 

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