August 5, 2016
Happy birthday to all born in August! Celebrate with peridot, a gemstone with mystical attributes.
According to the American Gem Society, peridot can "host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year." Peridot gems are created deep underground and brought to the surface of the earth in lava. As a result, in Hawaii, "peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes." Peridot can also be found in meteorites.