Peridot is the birthstone for those who are born in the month of August. Its beautiful green colour is one of the rare gemstones that come only in one colour. Although you can only find it in green, it can range from different variations that range from a light yellow-green to a dark brownish-green. It is said that some sources found specific types of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, coming from meteorites or, more typically, from lava.
The stone has many healing properties and is often considered a stone for opening the heart, attracting abundance and good luck. Peridot works to help clear blockages that have been accumulated in one's heart and opens the way for more grace, beauty and happiness. When Peridot is found in a more yellow colour tone, it is said to work excellent with self-esteem issues. When it is found with a brown tint, it is said to help with grounding energy. As it is more commonly seen, the green colour of Peridot is excellent for attracting more abundance into one's life.
This stone makes for a great gift and offers further protection for anyone born in the month of August.