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August Birthstone - Peridot

nd healing properties to protect against nightmares a - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
Peridot is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf
This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/august-birthstones#sthash.gHm4K2QF.dpuf

August Birthstone - Peridot

14k gold peridot cabochon

I cannot believe that it is already August - the summer is winding down and the kids go back to school next week!  Where does the time go?! 

The birthstone for this month is Peridot.  Here are some fun facts about the August birthstone:

1.  It is one of the oldest known gemstones dating back as early as 1500 B.C.

2.  Peridot has also been discovered in fallen meteors and it has also been discovered on Mars and the moon in olivine form.

3.  Most gemstones are formed in earth's crust, but peridot is formed much deeper in the mantle region and brought to the surface by volcanoes.

4.  Peridot is believed to have healing powers and protect from evil, depression and fear.  It is said to bring the wearer inspiration, strengthen the effect of medicine and improve one's speech.

5.  Peridot is also the official gem of the 16th wedding anniversary.

 

On a side note, August is one of my favorite months because it is a return back to routine from summer days.  We are hitting the ground running in the studio and have some very exciting things in the works.  Stay tuned...