August Birthstone - Peridot
August’s birthstone is the Peridot which sparkles a distinctive signature lime green. Peridot is one of the oldest gemstones known to man and is the traditional birthstone of August. The stone’s color ranges from olive to lime green depending on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure. The finest peridots are referred to as ‘evening emeralds’ because of how brilliant their green colors appear in artificial light. The most valued peridots are dark olive green in color. Today most Peridot gemstones come from Arizona but can also be found in China, Pakistan, and Myanmar.
The stone is associated with properties like love, honesty and faithfulness. It is said that peridot also brings friendship to the wearer. It also helps a person born in its month to avoid jealousy, bitterness or resentment and protect against fear or depression or any negative emotions. It is a stone that’s used to enhance openness and growth.