August’s birthstone is the Peridot. With its captivating colour, rich history, and symbolic meanings, the Peridot is undoubtedly a special gem.
What Colour is a Peridot?
The Peridot is a shade of green that varies from pale lime to rich olive. The colour variety is caused by the presence of iron and trace elements in its crystal structure. Higher iron levels produce a deeper shade of green.
Its cheerful appearance makes it a popular choice for jewellery, especially during the summer months when its colour complements the season's lush landscapes.
What does the Peridot Symbolise?
The Peridot, often referred to as the "evening emerald," has a history dating back thousands of years. Its name is believed to have originated from the French word "peritot," meaning "gold."
Its vivid green hue carries the symbolism of renewal, growth, and harmony. Its colour, reminiscent of nature, symbolises vitality and positivity.
From ancient Egypt's protective talisman to its connection with spiritual enlightenment, the Peridot embodies warmth, optimism, and inspiration.
With calming properties that promote emotional balance, wearing this gem encourages inner growth and self-discovery. Peridot's message of hope and transformation is as timeless as it is vibrant.
Where do Peridots Come From?
This captivating gemstone is most commonly found in volcanic regions, and its formation is closely tied to the Earth's mantle.
The main countries with Peridot deposits are China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania, Vietnam, and the United States.
Peridots have been discovered in meteorites and even on the moon, showcasing their cosmic connections.
Beyond being the beautiful birthstone for August, the Peridot is also the traditional gift for a 16th wedding anniversary.
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