Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.
AUGUST - Peridot
Peridot is said to host magical powers that protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona; other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. This gemstone comes in several colour variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens.