As the month of August is ongoing, we focus on strengthening character and relationships so we can deepen bonds to build enriching relationships. August was named after the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. The birthstone for August is Peridot, which comes from the Arabic word, “faridat”, meaning gem.
Peridot was known as the “gem of the sun” to the Ancient Egyptians as they believed it protected the wearer from ‘terrors of the night. Peridots are formed deep inside the earth and are delivered to the surface by volcanoes. Hawaiians believe that the traces of peridot found in volcanic ash are the tears of the volcanic goddess, Pele. The gem is said to signify success, happiness and peace of body and soul. Many people wore peridot gemstone jewellery to ward off evil spirits.
Here’s to all our Leos out there, the ones with personalities louder than most and hearts softer than all. A loyalty that encompasses passion, the peridot gemstone is perfect as it will help you connect your will and your heart in life. Therefore, giving you the courage to chase your dreams and desires.
Leo - Peridot
The vibrant colour of the Peridot gemstone is often mistaken for another gemstone, the emerald, just like our dear Leos. They hide their personalities behind a confident exterior and flirty remarks due to fear of rejection. The Peridot birthstone pendants are a perfect gift for those born in August as they will give them the confidence to chase their creative needs without fear. It will bring to the forefront compassion as it is said to open the doors to the wearer’s heart and purify it.
Peridot gemstones help ease anger and bring calm to the spirit while protecting against negativity.
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