august birthstoneAugust Birthstone

The traditional August Birthstone is Peridot.  Furthermore it is one of the few gemstones that occurs in only one colour. The intensity of the colour is due to the amount of iron in the crystal formation.

Mythology of Peridot

Peridot was used in ancient Egypt for jewellery and also in healing since 2000BC. It has often been confused with emeralds. It is  furthermore believed that Cleopatra’s famous emeralds were probably peridot.

In the Middle Ages it was also used to ward off evil spirits and also to give wisdom and friendship.

Peridot in crystal  healing

it is said to:-

help detach from outside influences

live your own life and in addition  take wisdom from experience

take away feelings that rise from self blame

help with un-released anger

help us to admit to mistakes, and forgive ourselves

helps to stimulate and cleanse the liver

to help with all skin problems

Peridot

I have designs available in natural Arizona Peridot,  a beautiful clear and yet vivid example of the gemstone.

 

Finally, my designs that are available at the present time are available for you to look at here .