Give someone whose birthday is in August a piece of jewelry with their birthstone to help them celebrate their special day. Continue reading to find out more about the history of the birthstone for August. The unique characteristics of the peridot gemstones are what give them their allure.
What does the meaning of the birthstone for August mean?
Peridot is traditionally recognized as the August birthstone. The birthstone for August, peridot is a well-liked and well-recognized birthstone. Many people have a soft spot in their hearts for this brilliant yellow-green gemstone, which is also known as a sign of opportunity and fortune. Peridot is a stone that is said to provide its wearer with confidence, strength, general good luck, and health.
Since the dawn of time, peridots, the August gemstone has been surrounded by legend and mystery. The Egyptians referred to peridot as the “jewel of the sun,” and some of them believed that it could even prevent dreams from occurring. It is said that peridots are the tears of the Hawaiian goddess Pele, who is the goddess of the volcano. Peridots have a strong cultural significance in Hawaiian society. Due to the high percentage of crushed olivine that makes up the sand of Papakolea Beach on the Big Island, the sand there has a stunning and unique green color.
Peridot is an extremely uncommon gemstone that only ever exists in a single hue in its native state. Olivine, often known as olive green, is a kind of mineral olivine, which is made of magnesium and iron. Certain types of gemstones are capable of occurring in every hue of the rainbow if they are exposed to sufficient amounts of outside substances. Peridot, on the other hand, can only be found in very delicate hues of green.
Because of their varied coloration, the August birthstones may vary from pale lime green to deep, earthy olive tones, peridots are a very popular option for use in jewelry. Because some tones of peridot are readily mistaken for emeralds, these gemstones are a good choice for those who like green gemstones but are searching for a less costly alternative to emeralds. This is because certain hues of peridot may easily be fooled with emeralds. Peridots have a shine that is both fresh and lively, and it is best seen when set against the beautiful sheen of sterling silver.
Jewelry Maintenance and Cleaning for Peridot
Peridot is a somewhat soft stone, scoring a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. This means that it is hardy enough to be used in August birthstone jewelry that is worn on a daily basis, but it should be handled with care to prevent scratches. To properly clean your peridot, we advise using gentle soap and warm water and then patting it dry with a soft towel afterward.
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry for yourself or someone born in August (even if that someone happens to be you! ), continue on to The Irish Jewelry Company to learn more about some of our favorite pieces of August birthstone jewelry.