Create Wealth when you wear Green Tourmaline, Peridot or Prehnite to restore your natural affinity to receiving and creating Wealth of every kind. Limitation and struggle in your life indicates an energetic block to receiving Abundance in your life, making supporting your Heart Chakra more important than ever.
The birthstone for August is Peridot.
The Peridot was regarded since ancient times as the symbol of the sun. The Greeks believed that it brought royal dignity upon its wearer. During the Middle Ages, peridot was pierced, then strung on the hair of an ass and attached to the left arm to ward off evil spirits. The Crusaders thought that peridots were emeralds, and brought them back to Europe where they were featured as ornaments in churches.
Peridot is among the oldest known gemstones. The “topaz” on the breastplate of Aaron, High Priest of the Hebrews in the Old Testament, was believed to actually be peridot. Ancient Egyptians, around 1580 B.C. to 1350 B.C., created beads from peridot. For Greeks and Romans, peridot was in popular use as intaglios, rings, inlays, and pendants.
Peridot crystals are also found in the Mogok district of Burma, Norway, Brazil, China, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Mexico. In the United States, small stones can be found in the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona. Peridot has also been found in some meteorites.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow- to olive- to brownish-green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green.
August birthstone Peridot connects to your Heart Chakra and helps to balance the entire Chakra system as the center point Chakra. Wear Peridot, or any green gem to access your Heart’s innate desires, wisdom and to improve prosperity, health and Abundance of every kind in your life.