August’s birthstone, the most precious stone, holds multiple identities such as the cosmic birthstone, the peridot. This amazing birthstone is only found in volcanic lava in Hawaii and also in meteorites being fallen onto the Earth. People call it peridot which gives out the meaning of ‘gem of the sun’ representing the special healing power that it possesses. It is generally of green color holding this as its uniqueness for providing shade of only green color amongst all.
One of the facts you must be aware of is the presence of iron in it. People believe that the intensity of its color usually depends upon the amount of iron present in it, that is, the more iron the deeper its green color. Making you aware of another fact that is another name given to it is ‘Evening Emerald‘. Are you wondering what the name indicates? The reason is quite simple, this birthstone is both a night and a day stone. Its shine remains long-lasting forever even in artificial lighting.
There are two ways to find this stone: one is deep within the mantle of Earth under very high intense temperatures that could only be brought up by volcanic activity. The other way can be riding to the Earth through the flaming meteorites. Both these ways are considered to be the best way to reach out to this amazing stone. It came into existence when an ancient naturalist named Pliny the Elder recorded it from the small island off the coast of Egypt. This island was known to be a priceless treasure due to which it was being guarded by the Egyptians.
The mystery behind this stone was there were some Cleopatra’s known as Emeralds who were the peridots. These peridots are known today also as a national gem of Egypt and were popular among the Pharaohs in Egypt. Knowing about the well-known stone an interesting fact yet remained untouched is that these stones are closely connected with the Hawaii culture where these stones are actually found and also known as tears of the volcano goddess Pele.
You might be wondering why the peridots are only of green color? Isn’t it? Just because the color is representative of good health, peacefulness, positiveness, harmony, and restful sleep. It is known for compassion because it calms the growing anger by giving renewal and balancing things. When this gem is set in gold it is said to be the protector from the nightmares. It can refresh a person’s mindset your mind from the envious thought that takes place and damages the mindset of a person leading towards depression.
The biggest peridot was found with a weight of 319 carats. Which is available at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. This amazing stone was popular among various British royals who are Princess Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. These are some of the known personalities who wore peridot, diamond earrings, and blue topaz. This ever-loved birthstone was one of the favorite stones of King Edward VII that he used to wear along with vintage peridot jewelry. This vintage period jewelry was in fashion from the times of the Edwardian Era along with the Victorian era.
It was 6.5 to 7 to the Mohs which is much softer than any other gem. This quality makes it convenient to wear for their daily use in a ring form. If you love to keep this gem with you it is necessary to follow various tips for keeping it safe and secure. This stone should be kept safe from coming in contact with acid, and saved from long-term exposure to such acidic perspiration. Remember while you clean this gem you should avoid the use of ultrasonic cleaner, or steam because the gem is vulnerable to thermal shock. It’s better if you use a soft-bristle brush along with mild dish soap in water.