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August Birthstone — Meaning, History, and Powers

Learn more about the meaning and properties of the August birthstone

Peridot, the August birthstone, is known for its rich and vivid summertime hues. It is one of the few gemstones that come in only one color, ranging from zesty lime to rich olive green. However, as summer draws to a close, the yellow or brown color found in many kinds of this vibrant gemstone hints at the upcoming change of seasons.

It is often assumed that the name peridot comes from the Arabic word “faradat”- which means “jewel”. However, some experts believe it is derived from the Greek word “peridona,” meaning “providing plenty.” As a result, this might explain why the peridot is connected with good fortune and riches.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the Anglo-Norman word pedoretés (ancient Latin word pderot-) is thought to be a type of opal.

The Meaning of the August Birthstone

The August birthstone’s meaning is quite evident from its peaceful greenish-yellow color. The August birthstone color is symbolic of nature. It is known for bringing all wishes to fruition. That is to say, what you send out into the world will come back to you. Similarly, strength, good fortune, opportunity, tranquility, and wealth are all meanings associated with this gemstone. Some believe Peridot jewelry brings favorable changes in your life.

August Birthstone Meaning

The Origins of the August Birthstone

This popular American gem is one of the world’s oldest and rarest gemstones, dating back to 1500 B.C. According to early sources, peridot was first discovered in the earth’s mantle on the Egyptian island of Zabargad in the Red Sea. However, San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona produces the majority of the world’s dazzling gemstones.

The peridot gemstone occasionally comes from otherworldly sources as they are found in meteorites that fall to Earth. According to sightings of the stone on Mars, it is the only gemstone that originates from another planet.

The Origins of the August Birthstone

Although peridot has no direct ties to Ireland, some refer to it as the “Evening Emerald” because its color is stunning at any time of day.

Its hypnotic hues have lured many admirers, and some historians believe that the greenish gemstone was present in Queen Cleopatra’s famous collection of emerald jewels.

Peridot is a member of the olivine mineral family, which has an iron and magnesium chemical structure. The gem’s color variations are pure green to yellowish-green to greenish-yellow, caused by the iron in this composition.

When it comes to color you can find stones that are brownish, yellowish-green, or greenish-yellow in color. The most prevalent colors in peridot jewelry are yellowish-green, with bright lime green and more subtle olive greens being the most popular.

The Mystical Capabilities of Peridot

Inhale deeply and exhale slowly. This stone has various restorative characteristics that help you stay calm and cool. Likewise, the stone helps in the treatment of depression, cleanses any bad feelings, while helping you manage your emotions.

Above all peridot symbolizes health and protection, and it is a talisman to help ward off evil spirits and banish negative emotions related to love. An interesting fact about the peridot birthstone is that it aids in the reduction of fixation and feelings of guilt.

The Mystical Powers of Peridot

Some believe this greenish gemstone helps in friendships and clears the mind of any envious thoughts. Similarly, others believe it protects the wearer from evil eye, instills confidence, self-esteem while bringing joy and brightness into their lives. The Peridot also helps relax the brain and reduces tension, jealousy, and resentment while attracting love and improving tough relationships.

The Best August Birthstone Jewelry

Irish Rings, beads, and pendants look stunning with the peridot gemstone. The brilliant greenish-yellow color goes well with black, red, violet, blue, purple, white, and even gold. A piece of Claddagh August Birthstone jewelry will instantly brighten up your outfit.

The Claddagh is Ireland’s timeless emblem of love; along with the August birthstone, this symbol adds more meaning to a special gift.

1.Claddagh Birthstone Ring August

ShanOre’s August birthstone ring features the romantic Claddagh, an ancient symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. It consists of two hands holding a crowned heart at its center. The heart, in turn, houses a stunning pale green August birthstone.

August Claddagh Birthstone Ring

2. Claddagh Birthstone August Pendant

Shanore Ireland’s outstanding craftsmanship displays the precise details of the Claddagh figure’s hands, heart, and crown, emerging from a single piece of striking sterling silver.

The vivid green peridot gemstone sits in the center of the heart. August birthstone necklaces can complement any outfit that you wear.

Peridot Claddagh Birthstone Necklace

Our Final Thoughts

Peridot, with its bright, dazzling, and dreamlike appearance, stands out as the showstopper, whether it’s a date night or a trip with your girlfriends. On the other hand, the deep and rich meaning behind this gemstone makes it a meaningful gift for any occasion.

If you’re looking for the best affordable and traditional collection of Claddagh birthstone jewelry, ShanOre has something for everyone. If you are born in August or looking for a gift for someone born in August, there is nothing better than peridot jewelry.


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