Monday, July 11, 2016

Peridot, August Birthstone

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one color: a distinctive signature lime green. In ancient times it was believed that Peridot was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world.

When presented as a gift, Peridot is said to bring the wearer magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares. It is also said, Peridot may to instill power, and influence through the wearing of the gemstone. Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona, but it is also found in China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. Peridot is available in several colors ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the bright lime greens and olive greens are the most desired. If you prefer citrus tones or earth tones, you may find that Peridot belongs in your jewelry collection. Peridot gemstones smaller than three carats are very common; gemstones over five carats are rare, and therefore have a higher value. Peridot in 10 to 15 carats are even more rare; but then again, they deliver a big and bold look for an affordable price.

1 comment:

Hania Ali said...

i always wanted to find my birthstone according to my birth month and zodiac signs, my friend suggested me an android app to find my birthstone. i want to share birthstone with all others. link is given below:

Birthstone finder for Android