August 01, 2020


CHAKRA: Heart; 4th Chakra & Solar-Plex; 3rd Chakra
ZODIAC:  Leo, Virgo
GEMSTONE: Peridot, spinel and sardonyx
FLOWER: The sunflower is the August birth flower

Peridot, spinel and sardonyx are the three birthstones for August.  We will focus on peridot as we have several designs that include this stone. To learn more about spinel and sardonyx you can visit the GIA website link.

 The heart chakra is the 4th chakra, located in-between the three lower body chakras and three upper body chakras. This is where the physical and spiritual come together. In fact, it’s the core of our energetic frequency and the root of all emotional and energetic healing. Peridot is also known to influence the solar plex (3rd) Chakra.

Peridot Meaning

The Vitamin D of your healing crystal collection, the Peridot crystal meaning is connected to the sun, making it your spiritual cheerleader that keeps you on the sunny side of life. The Peridot crystal shines like a light beam of energy, a stone of happy, light-hearted vibes and the perfect companion to lead you on a path of sunshine. Peridot is a sign that it's time to feel good, a simple wish and our divine birthright.

The Peridot crystal stone is a gem at inspiring the seekers of the universe. If it’s light and love that you're after, keep this cheerful and uplifting stone in your environment and give your Feng Shui a boost with its candy-coloured hue and protective, powerful qualities. The Peridot is considered a wood element and works to promote abundance, prosperity, and happiness in your home. It also adds a pop of colour to your interior design scheme, making Peridot an interior decorator’s dream. After giving it an intention, place a polished stone or statue in the southeast or east corner of your home and get ready for its powerful vibes to bring wealth and well-being into your life.1

Dating back to ancient Egypt, Peridot was a favourite of Cleopatra, who wore the stone for its beauty and to ward off evil spirits. According to legend, the Queen's emeralds were actually Peridot crystals, which share a similar aesthetic to the highly prized jewel. Known as the poor man's Emerald because of its less expensive price, the Peridot crystal meaning can be traced back to the volcanic areas of Hawaii on the island of Oahu, where tiny Peridot grains can still be found washed upon the shore. According to ancient folklore, these pieces of Peridot represent the tears of Pele, the goddess of the elements. Created in a fiery pit of lava millions of years ago, the Peridot crystal gets its olive to lime green colours from olivine, a type of mineral made up of iron, silicate, and magnesium. 2

Created from the intense inferno of volcanoes, Peridot is believed to be a gift from Mother Nature and considered a symbol of the yearly renewal of the planet. The Peridot crystal stone meaning comes from the Arabic "fairat," the word for gem, and has been cherished for its healing properties since ancient times. Its dazzling sheen and lush color also gave light to the dark ages when it was incorporated into the Shrine of the Three Kings in the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. 3