It’s a bit of an underdog, this one; the peridot doesn’t receive nearly enough praise, but it’s a remarkable stone with remarkable roots. Peridot is born in molten rock, and only surfaces by way of an earthquake or volcanic eruption.
It’s basic form, the olivine, comes from meteorites and comets that were 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.
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.
Namesake: The arabic faridat, meaning ‘gem’
Tough love level: 6-7/10 Mohs scale of hardness