Peridot is the birthstone for August. The Egyptians called it the 'gem of the sun', due to it's yellow hues and translucent qualities. Read on to learn more about this unqiue gemstone.
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Historical & Scientific
The glorious yellow-green Peridot has been under-appreciated for years. However, this is a truly remarkable stone. Called the 'extreme gem' by gemologists, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems formed not in the Earth's crust but in molten rock and brought to the surface by earthquakes and volcanoes.
Peridot is a crystal of positive power, a talisman for recognising and honoring love. It helps expand one's ability to receive from the Universe on all levels of life.
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Peridot is a powerful cleanser. It releases and neutralises toxins on all levels. It opens our hearts to joy and new relationships, alleviates jealousy and opens the mind.
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Peridot is the birthstone of August and therefore relates to the Leo Zodiac. Leo's a thought to be honest, generous, self-motivated, warm-hearted and enthusiastic.
Peridot carries a beautiful green energy that activates the Heart Chakra, located at the centre of the chest. It regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. Yellow energy within the Peridot activates the Solar Plexus Chakra, the energy distribution centre and the chakra of relationships. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is in balance, we are free to interpret the world through our own thoughts and emotions.