Peridot, the August Birthstone, has a vivid lime green color, and its name origin is unknown. However, most experts agree the word originates from the Arabic word “faridat,” which in English means precious stone. This glowing gemstone is also believed to have special powers and healing properties.
Interesting Fact: peridot was frequently confused with emerald in medieval times
Peridot is a perfect fit for August because of its vibrant summer tones. It’s one of the few gemstones that only appear in one color, ranging from tangy lime to deep olive green.
Read further to know more about the August birthstone meaning and its wonders for those born in this month.
The Ancient Tales of the Stone of Good Fortune
Peridot has a unique history compared to practically all other gems. The greenish gemstone is quite ancient and hence has a richer history.
Interesting Fact: According to some historians, Cleopatra’s famed emerald collection may have been peridot.
The majority of gems are created in the Earth’s crust. However, there are two exceptions — Diamond and Peridot are minerals that develop significantly deeper in the earth’s mantle. The Peridot is formed in the upper mantle, which is located 20 to 55 miles below the surface. Tectonic or volcanic action brings it to the surface.
Where Do You Find the August Birthstone?
Some of the varieties were also brought to Earth by meteorites. However, this type of peridot is extremely rare and unlikely to be found. Therefore, you might rarely see this gemstone in a high-street jewelry store.
Ancient Egyptians may have mined a gorgeous green jewel on Topazios Island in the Red Sea, which is today known as St John’s Island. According to a legend, the island was inhabited with snakes, which made mining extremely difficult until a Pharaoh arrived and drove them into the sea. For over 3,500 years, peridot has been mined on the island. For centuries, the exact position of the island remained unknown, and it was only rediscovered in 1905.
Interestingly, the magnificent 200ct jewels on the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral were once thought to be emeralds, but they were peridots.
The teeny-tiny island, frequently shrouded in fog, is about 35 miles off the Egyptian shore at Berenice. Around the time of World War II, mining on St. Johns Island came to an end.
Peridot comes from six key sources today. Burma produces the best pieces, and peridot varieties from Pakistan have sparked interest in the gemstone business. Arizona and New Mexico are also major producers of commercially graded peridot. Likewise, Vietnam and China have grown in importance as suppliers over time.
Interesting Fact: Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color, i.e., a greenish-yellow color.
Since peridot historically comes from an Island in the middle of the ocean, our August Turtle Birthstone Necklace keeps its ocean connection alive.
Powers of Peridot
August’s birthstone is known for its “powers” of healing and warding off nightmares. The yellowish-green August Birthstone Color is thought to provide a relaxing impact on the person who wears it. It also brings joy and warmth into the life of the user.
Interesting Fact: In ancient times, peridot birthstone was thought to be a gift from Mother Nature in celebration of the annual creation of a new planet.
This pure green birthstone encourages all development, renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation processes. Peridot can aid in the healing and harmonization of all human relationships, particularly those involving the feelings of love, by lowering stress levels and negative emotions.
When worn around the neck, the August birthstone necklace acts as a protective shield against negative energy.
The Best Peridot Jewelry
Ocean Jewelry Store has the best Ocean Inspired jewelry. You can find the perfect August Birthstone jewelry for the Ocean lover. In addition, we use creatures of the ocean in the designs to give them a chic look.
1. August Turtle Birthstone Pendant with Crystals
This simple but gorgeous Sterling silver turtle pendant is studded with beautiful crystals in a soft green hue. It is an attractive piece of jewelry that encapsulates the amphibian’s protective nature.
A huge oval crystal in a shimmering peridot green color has been added to the turtle’s shell. The primary stone is surrounded by a halo of sparkling crystals set on a green backdrop.
2. Turtle Earrings with Green Crystals
Each earring is topped with a long french post and a circular drop featuring two lovely embellishments – a crystal-studded crescent at the lower end and a small turtle drop at the upper end –. They are also are decorated with clear and peridot green crystals.
The turtle represents wisdom and longevity. Anxiety is reported to be relieved by peridot and transparent crystals. The Circle Turtle Drop Earrings are ideal for adding a pop of color to special occasion outfits.
3. Turtle Charm Bracelet With Crystals
The turtle’s oval shell has been encrusted with peridot green crystals from edge to edge for a flash of glitz. The bracelet features a lobster clasp that makes it easy to put on and take off. The turtle has evocative meaning since it represents the wearer’s protectiveness and knowledge.
Peridot green is the hue of serenity, love, and prosperity, which adds to this pleasant significance. This stunning bracelet looks good on its own or as part of a stack.
The turtle is a symbol of longevity, power, and wisdom. The turtle-shaped designs are enough to attract the attention of any thalassophile. Furthermore, every purchase helps in saving ten baby turtles!
Wrapping it up
The August birthstone is usually gifted on the 16th anniversary. Nonetheless, this jewel is a great present for anybody at any moment because of its captivating allure.
The American Gem Society has recognized the Ocean Jewelry Store for producing high-quality jewelry. The Ocean Jewelry Store offers the most affordable traditional birthstone jewelry available. There is nothing better than peridot jewelry if you seek a gift for someone born in August.