If your is in August, you’re one of the lucky people who gets to claim Peridot as their birthstone. This lesser known gemstone is most frequently seen as a brilliant lime green color, but these gemstones range in color from a yellowish green to brown. They are formed deep in the earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. Peridots are most often found in China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Arizona in the U.S.
Those who believe in the powers of Peridot birthstones wear them to help ward off evil, depression, and fear. It is thought that Peridot birthstones bring friendship, harmony, and peace and will help one to fend off envy. Its healing powers are specifically directed toward the lungs, spleen, intestines, and lymph and breast ailments.
When you are shopping for Peridot birthstones, the most desirable stones are a pure green color without any hint of yellow or brown. However, pure green stones are rare and they more commonly have a yellowish hue to them. As with other gemstones, the absence of inclusions, or little dark spots, in the stone makes the gemstone more desirable. The value of a Peridot is greatly decreased if it is a lighter color with visible inclusions.
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