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Happy birthday August babies! The August Birthstone Peridot is not as well known as its cousins, such as the precious gemstones sapphire and diamond, but is just as lovely and powerful as any other crystal.

In fact, the Peridot has been underrated for a while. According to Crystalvaults.com:

“Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.”

Coming in and out of popularity for the last few centuries, it’s definitely not on most people’s radars for a gemstone to appreciate and admire. But with its extraterrestrial origins (it has been found on the Moon), the Peridot is a truly powerful green stone, that is said to protect its wearer from nightmares, while bringing them power and influence. Ranging in hues from lime green, to olive green and even brown, the bright green gems are usually the most eye-catching and representative of this crystal.

As a gemstone, the Peridot has been worn for centuries and has been used to protect and heal.

august birthstone peridot sing see soon flowersMatch the lovely Peridot with a lime green arrangement for your loved one born in August.

What are some metaphysical properties of the August Birthstone Peridot?

The stone relates to the heart, and so is wonderful for healing hurt emotions and resolving matters of the heart. It is a salve for bruised egos, having a relieving and cleansing effect, helping to release anger, resentment, jealousy and spite, while teaching one to let go in order to move forward and grow. It aids in the process of understanding one’s experiences in order to learn from them, to see the error of one’s ways and to let go of blame and guilt. It also promotes forgiveness of the self and others.

Additionally, the Peridot also helps one to think clearly, encouraging a sense of contentment and happiness in one’s life. It aids people in detaching their minds from external influences in order to have confidence in their own abilities, turning inward for guidance and having access to the wisdom of their higher mind. It also helps one to assert themselves independently without being aggressive, accepting the world as it is and helping to transform it using clear intention.

Other than the August Birthstone Peridot, Sardonyx & Spinel share the same month

The other August birthstones are sardonyx and spinel, both unique and special in their own right. Spinel is noteworthy since it has only been added this year to the Official List of Birthstones as established by the Jewelers of America since 1912.

Sardonyx is a stone that’s known to boost confidence, optimism and mental discipline, while the red gemstone Spinel, often mistaken for the Ruby, is said to bring high energy to all efforts in all realms. It is also regarded as a prosperity stone that has been used to attract money, wealth and prosperity.

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(Image from thestoneset.com. Additional info from crystalvaults.com)

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