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Peridot - The August Birthstone

Peridot is a semi=precious stone with the warm green glow of an early spring day. Peridot is formed deep within the earth by very high temperatures and pressures. The lime green colour of peridot is the distinctive signature of genuine peridot - a green gemstone that is as popular for jewelry today as it was in the past. Peridot or olivine is mined in North Carolina, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico in the United States and in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

Mythology of green peridot.

Yellow or green Peridot was kept in Egyptian homes. Some of Cleopatra's emeralds were in fact fine green peridot. Peridot is derived from the Greek word 'Peridona' - to give plentifully. Peridot rings or earrings are thought to brings power and influence to their owner. Associated with the sun peridot has the power to drive away all darkness and evil spirits. Peridot crystals bring good luck, fortune and peace. Peridot attracts love, calms anger and protects against negative emotions. A peridot ring brings protection, health and peaceful sleep to it's wearer.