August/ Peridot

"Peridots and periwinkle blue medallions,
Gilded galleons spilled across the ocean floor,
Treasure somewhere in the sea and he will find where,
Never mind the questions there's no answer for..."
Joni Mitchell

Facts about Peridot

Small crystals of peridot are often found in the rocks created by volcanoes and can also be found in meteors that fall on earth.

For peridot to exert its full powers as a talisman, it had to be set in gold, and when worn in this way, it was thought to dispel the terrors of the night.

The pale green color associated with the peridot gives off a tropical feel, and with good reason. This stone is formed deep within the earth’s crust and makes its appearance through volcanic activity. In Hawaii, the stone is involved in ancient folklore and is said to symbolize the tears of the Goddess Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and fire.

Some peridot specimens have been discovered in meteorites, though this finding is very rare.

It is believed that Napoleon gave Josephine a peridot jewel as a symbol of his love for her.

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