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Peridot the Birthstone for August

 a stone for prosperity and happiness



The vibration of these stunning lime green stones resonates with the frequency of increase, so it is a good gemstone for manifestation 

said to increase confidence and assertiveness, assisting in patience and clarity of thought

The word Peridot is derived from the Greek word "faridat " which means "gem", and it is one of the few gemstones that come in only one color.

Peridot is one of the oldest known gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of peridot from as early as 1500 B.C. It has a fascinating history in both nature and culture, It is the National gem of Egypt and their love of this gemstone dates back to the Ancient Egyptians who called the Peridot “the gem of the sun.”
Most gems are formed in the Earth's crust, but  Peridot ( as well as Diamond ) is formed in the magma in the upper mantle, about 20 to 55 miles deep, and is brought to the surface by tectonic or volcanic activity. 
Peridot is found in Egypt, Sri Lanka and Brazil, and specimens have been found in meteorites and the lava of Vesuvius. During the Middle Ages peridots were worn for foresight with regard to future events, and for Divine inspiration and eloquence. At one time Peridots were considered of more value than diamonds.
Peridot was also believed to be able to dissolve enchantments.
To bring it to its full potential, the stone was set in gold. If it was intended to provide protection from evil spirits, it had to be pierced, strung on the hair of a donkey, and worn on the left arm. As a medical remedy, it was powdered to cure asthma. Additionally, holding a peridot under the tongue was supposed to lessen the thirst of a person suffering from fever.
Would love to know your thoughts on this precious green gem in the comments below 
Do you love it or not ? 


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