peridot birth stone

August Birthstone

"Wear a Peridot or for thee, No conjugal fidelity,
The August born without this stone, `Tis said, must live unloved alone."

August Birthstone - Properties of the Peridot
For those who were born in the month of August the Peridot is the traditional birthstone. The August birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Peridot is associated - love, truth, faithfulness and loyalty.

The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the August Birthstone Peridot are  fame, dignity, and protection.

The healing properties of the August birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the lungs, lymph, breast and sinuses. The Peridot is also used to enhance prosperity, growth, and openness.

August Birthstone - Where are Peridots found?
The popular August Birthstone of the Peridot is found in the following countries:

  • Burma, China and the U.S.

August Birthstone - the Color of the Peridot
The traditional color associated with the Peridot is the lime green color and is a popular gem used in jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color green! The symbolic meaning of the symbolic meaning of the color green was renewal of life and nature. The best Peridot is a stone with a sparkling lime green color, without a brownish or olive cast. The color of the peridot can range from lime, yellowish green, olive green or medium dark green. Chrysolite is a golden yellow variety of peridot.

Definition of the Peridot, the August Birthstone
Definition of Peridot, the August birth stone: The word Peridot is derived from the Greek word "faridat " which means "gem". The Peridot (pronounced pear-a-doe) is a pale green variety of chrysolite and used as a gemstone. The crystal structure of the Peridot (magnesium iron silicate) the August birthstone, is orthorhombic. The Peridot is one of the few gemstones that come in only one color. The depth of green depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure. It is also often referred to as "poor man's emerald".

August Birth stone - the History of the Peridot
For those who were born in the month of August the Peridot is the traditional birthstone. The history, myths, legends and folklore surrounding the magical properties of different birthstones have been handed down through the ages and from different civilisations. This subject has been documented separately in the History of Birthstones section which can be accessed by the link at the top of the page.

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