Birthstones for August - Peridot & Tigers Eye
Peridot - The vivid green of Peridot is the ideal gemstone colour to match a light summer wardrobe. No wonder since Peridot is the gemstone of the summer month of August. Peridot is a very old gemstone & one which has become very popular again today. It is so ancient that it can be found in Egyptian jewellery from the early 2nd millennium B.C. Peridot is associated with love,truth, faithfulness & is said to energise & enhance prosperity & growth.
Tigers Eye - Tiger’s Eye is another ancient talisman, mysterious & powerful, revered & feared an “all-seeing all-knowing eye,” it was thought to grant a wearer the ability to observe everything, even through closed doors ! It was chosen by the Egyptians for the eyes in their deity statues to express divine vision. Linked to the magical tiger, the king of beasts in Eastern mythology, Tiger’s Eye portrayed courage, integrity & right use of power. It has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone of prosperity & good fortune, protecting one’s resources & reflecting back negativity from others.