I am Peridot, born from the tears of Pele, divine Hawaiian
goddess of the volcano. My mystical powers have been summoned
by Egyptian priests in their ancient rites. My presence helped
to gain the pleasure of their gods. As time passed, crusading
knights held me forth as a symbol of wisdom and purity. Some
have even called me "heavenly stone," for my presence has
been discovered in meteorites fallen from the night sky. Cherish
me and I will give you courage and bring you great wealth.
My gentle touch will brush away your unpleasant thoughts and
ease your moments of solitude.
Qualities: Peridot is known as the "evening
gemstone" because its color intensifies in the evening light.
The gemstone's color range includes yellowish-green, bright
green, and pleasant olive hues.
Care: Though Peridots is suitable for everyday
wear, care should be taken to protect it from scratches, sharp
blows, and extreme temperature changes. Remove Peridot when
engaging in activities such as housework, gardening or very
active sports. Avoid home ultrasonic cleaning.
Why Peridot? While today we are not limited
by tradition, the symbolism of Peridot is treasured as a birthstone
for August and celebrating the sixteenth anniversary. It has
long been associated with spring and renewal.