“Wear a Peridot or for thee,
No conjugal fidelity,
The August born without this stone,
`Tis said, must live unloved; alone.”
Beautiful fresh Peridot, or The Evening Emerald – the birthstone for everyone born in August. Lime green and vibrant. This is one gemstone that exists in only one colour. It is believed to give the wearer power and influence, magical powers and properties that protect against nightmares, promoting clear thinking.
Also believed to heal the lungs, spleen, intestines, lymph and breast of ailments, Peridot stones are said to be a remedy for asthma, sinus, thyroid, eye and liver infections, also helping to to alleviate depression, anger, stress, jealousy and other negative emotions. Surely receiving a lovely gift of peridot jewellery would cheer anyone up!
For a bit of a change, thought I’d share with you some information about the birthstone poem I quote from every month. You may already know that this poem is known as the Gregorian birthstone poem, which Tiffany & Co published in 1870 to encourage customers to give birthstone jewellery as birthday and anniversary gifts, thus popularising the birthstone tradition. Whilst we take some of what is written about birthstone powers with a pinch of salt, I think the power of crystals is relevant and the tradition of giving birthstone jewellery as gifts has continued and is enjoying something of a revival in popularity recently.
In any event, it’s lovely to give a gift that is relevant to someone special to you – whether you need any excuse or not!
Happy birthday to all those celebrating their birthday in August. Hope you have a wonderful day x