August Birthstone Peridot Charm set into a belcher trace Sterling Silver chain. Necklace bears 925 silver hallmark. Supplied in our jewellery presentation box.
Peridot August Birthstone Symbolism
Peridot, a traditional birthstone for the month of August. It has a yellowish-olive green colour and is one of the world’s most popular green gems. Peridot is the gem variety of a mineral group known as olivine. Much of the world’s peridot is found in basalt flows. Basalt is an igneous rock that solidified from lavas erupted from volcanoes. The green sand beaches of Hawaii contain peridot crystals weathered from basalt. Some peridot falls to Earth in meteorites.
The peridot gemstone has been historically significant to a variety of cultures throughout history. To the ancient Egyptians, it was associated with the sun god Ra and was used as an amulet to protect against evil. In medieval times, it was thought to bring happiness and prosperity.
The peridot gemstone is associated with the planet Saturn, and is thought to bring about good luck, success, and happiness. It is also believed to protect the wearer from evil forces, and is said to be especially useful in helping to overcome obstacles. Peridot is known for its distinctive olive green colour, and is often used in jewellery to add a touch of elegance and sophistication.
- Pendant Height: 8 mm
- Pendant width: 5 mm
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Presentation: Jewellery Box