AUGUST BIRTHSTONE: COLOR AND MEANING

The August birthstone called peridot is a rare gemstone that only occurs naturally in one color. This distinctive color varies from shades of lime to olive green. The peridot stands for

  • Protection against negative influences
  • Self-reflection Letting go of negative feelings
  • Love attraction
  • Relaxing and healing effect

A few jewelry historians are now convinced that the emeralds Cleopatra was famously assumed to be wearing were actually peridots from Egypt. Peridot is the beloved National gem of Eqypt. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Celebrities with this August birthstone include Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry & Anna Kendrick.

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