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Peridot

August’s birthstone is Peridot, symbolizing lightness and beauty. It is known to bring good thoughts to the mind of the wearer. Peridot’s naturally occurring olive green colour is associated with springtime, and is often referred to as the evening emerald.  Peridot is considered as a gift from Mother Nature by ancient cultures. 

Crusaders introduced Peridot to Europe from a tiny island off the coast of Egypt. Inhabitants of this island believed Peridot to be a gemstone of the gods, having the ability to glow at night while fighting off evil spirits.

In the Middle Ages Peridot promoted eloquence and inspiration. The Romans used Peridot to protect them from depression and deception.  Today Peridot symbolizes strength and refinement. 

Topic: 
Birthstone
Explantation: 

August

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Colour
Explantation: 

Yellowish green to darker olive green

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Hardness
Explantation: 

6.5 (1 softest – 10 hardest)

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Anniversary Stone
Explantation: 

16

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Care
Explantation: 

Peridot should be spared from rugged wear. Also, avoid large temperature changes, ultrasonic cleaners and steam cleaners that could damage the stone. 

Topic: 
Cleaning
Explantation: 

Warm, soapy water is the best method for cleaning Peridot. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are not recommended. 

Please visit your nearest Charm Diamond Centre for a free complimentary cleaning