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August birthstone: Peridot

You always thought she was the brave one. 

You always thought the only way the sky could touch the earth was with her rain. 

It was only after you stopped hiding the fire within you that you realized. 

The earth can erupt into the sky.

august birthstone peridot

When you’re thinking of her, you’re thinking of a shooting star. Not just how she lights up the sky with fire, but how she came from a distance, with light years of stories to tell. She steals the night. And she knows.


Peridot, in its basic form Olivine, has been discovered on the moon and also found in a comet dust. It’s literally out of this world.


Peridot’s basic form, the olivine, comes from meteorites and comets formed billions of years ago. Some of that stardust must have rubbed off on those born under its spell, because those born under the warm August sun are the embodiment of a peridot’s magic: gentle, fiery, layers of flavor, scintillating, brimming with life. 

The sun is Peridot's mothership, its energy source. The gemstone has been said to drive away dark forces. Despite its green glow, peridot is actually Kryptonite for the green-eyed monster; cleansing the mind of envy and jealousy. She wards off bad thoughts and helps you transform anxious thoughts into a self-love poem. She helps you age with grace and confidence so you’re always young at heart.

various peridot rings in silver

Holding aperidot is said to help you garner the forgotten wisdom of the universe, and propels you to think big. No more getting sucked into the unnecessary details of life, like perfecting a skin care routine, nailing that minimalist 20-piece wardrobe, or being overly obsessed with ticking off all to-do lists. Peridot has traveled far and vast, and knows how to enjoy the ride.

Use the peridot as a talisman, a physical reminder of just how precious you are, how you radiate warmth wherever you go. It’s all about the good vibes with this stone. Good vibes and a better you.

Anytime you feel like you’re about to enter that dark vortex, bring peridot into your everyday life. It’s a stone to lift you up whenever you feel small, cornered or dull. Peridot brings positive energy to the surface and gives you the power to keep on shining. 


various peridot rings in silver

Birthstone for: August

Peridot zodiac sign:Cancer (22 June-22 July)

Peridot chakra:

  • The fourth chakra - the Heart or Anahata chakra

    A balanced heart chakra can prevent your creative self from going overboard and becomes a controlling freak (ouch!). As you accept your place, you welcome others’ space and creative ideas, too. Your heart chakra regulates your emotions so that you can keep your cool at the most heated time or to practice being unbothered by little foibles of life.

  • The third chakra - the Solar Plexus chakra or the Manipura chakra

    The color of both sun and leaves, peridot is life’s juice to deflect allergies and infections. Located in our core center (or tummy), the chakra controls our immune and digestive system. A balanced solar plexus chakra will help us overcome the urge to snack out of emotional impulses.

How peridot fits into your life:

  • August superstars

  • Your better half on your first anniversary, or your 16th

  • Those born under Scorpio and Libra


  • Transformation

  • Detox

  • Wellbeing

  • Rebirth

  • Healthy 

  • Thoughts

  • Healing

  • Fearlessness

  • Joy

Use for:

  • Protection against the Evil Eye or your friendly neighborhood Gossip Girl

  • Making friends with those butterflies in your tummy

  • When you need to remember where you’ve misplaced your wallet or your mind

  • Reminding yourself of how amazing you truly are

  • Getting over a break-up

  • Company on those 12-step programs

  • Amplifying your sauna, hot yoga or Reiki sesh


peridot origin map

Our peridots are responsibly sourced from: 

Australia, Egypt, Pakistan, USA (Arizona)


peridot stone

Tough Love level: 

6-7 Mohs with fair to good toughness. Use a bezel setting if you’re planning to wear peridot as an everyday ring to protect it from scratches.

Common treatments: 

Peridot is rarely treated, but when it is, it’s usually oil treatment or fracture filling. Both treatments are to fill tiny voids and pits in the stone. Ask your jeweler if any treatments have been done since treated peridot should avoid sudden changes in temperature, harsh chemicals and ultrasonic cleaners. Find more about common gemstone treatments here.

Cleaning, care, and caution:

Heat can fracture peridot. So avoid ultrasonic and steam cleaners to clean your peridot jewelry. The safest way to clean peridot is with warm, soapy water. For natural cleaning, use our soap nut wash. 

Peridot Shades

peridot shades

Peridot is one of the few gemstones which displays only one color, although it comes in a range of color intensity. 

  • Light yellowish peridot is a fun and playful gemstone color for spring. 

  • Light green peridot only has a faint yellow tint, the color of a warm jungle. 

  • Olive green peridothas a more mature charm with its subdued tone.

  • Vivid green peridot gives a verdant jungle vibe and is perfect to pair with an elegant-chic outfit.

  • Dark brownish-green peridot is a tad darker than olive green peridot.