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Peridot:

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.