Thursday, August 1, 2013

Peridot The Birthstone For August



Peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of Peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about Peridot foretold impending danger. 
Peridot was used by the Pharaohs in amulets to ward off evil. 



Teardrop eyelets can be made 7/16" up to 6"
Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona! This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most people prefer the lime and olive greens.