"Wear a Peridot or for
No conjugal fidelity,
The August born without this stone,
said, must live unloved alone."
For those who were born in the month of August
the Peridot is the traditional birthstone. The August birthstone poem reflects
some of the properties with which the Peridot is associated - love, truth,
faithfulness and loyalty. The Traditional Metaphysical Properties for the August
Birthstone Peridot are fame, dignity, and protection. The healing properties of
the August birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating
to the lungs, lymph, breast and sinuses. The Peridot is also used to enhance
prosperity, growth, and openness.
force of nature is alive within a Peridot, making a gift of this gemstone
symbolic of vitality. It signifies strength, both individual and within a
relationship, as well as the promise of new growth in years ahead.
alternate birthstone for August, Sardonyx is a type of translucent or opaque
quartz with alternating parallel bands of brownish red and white. This stone was
worn as a talisman by the Egyptians to protect against infections and evil.
Today it is highly polished and carved into beautiful beads and cameos. Sardonyx
is mined in India, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Brazil and Uruguay.
A gift of this stone is considered symbolic of
happiness within a relationship. The green peridot is essentially a good luck
charm. Some specific associations are the ability of the wearer to attract love
and to dispel negative emotions. It is also said to protect the wearer in the
dark and during sleep.