The birthstone for August, Peridot is also used to celebrate the sixth anniversary. This stone has long been associated with spring and renewal.
Peridot is known as the “evening gemstone” because its color intensifies in evening light. Colors range from yellowish-green, bright green and pleasant olive hues.
Often mined in Arizona, some very striking Peridot stones are now being found in Pakistan and China as well.
Peridot has a very rich history- used by Egyptian priests and crusading knights to summon power, wisdom, and purity.
Truly a “heavenly gem,” Peridot has been found in meteorites. This stone’s gentle touch and calming color is said to brush away unpleasant thoughts and ease solitude.
Wear with some care to protect from scratches and sharp blows. Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft bristle brush. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners and harsh chemicals.