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PERIDOT – AUGUST BIRTHSTONE

31 July 2019

Peridot, in shades of olive, is one of the few gemstones that forms in only one color. Beautifully faceted, it evokes the lateness of summer and the onset of fall, as leaves morph from green to gold and hang like jewels in the sunlight. It is a crystal of warmth and well-being, mentally stimulating and physically regenerating.

A Carlo Giuliano enamel, peridot, moonstone, garnet and gold pendant with a cabochon-cut peridot, in the centre of a cluster of eight, cabochon-cut moonstones, with a blue, white, black and red enamelled fleur-de-lys surround, bordered by a circle of white spotted black enamel, with a briolette-cut garnet pendant, with a black, blue and white enamelled cap and a black and white enamelled pendant bail, mounted in gold, circa 1885

It carries the gift of inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny and spiritual purpose. 

 

A gem-set pendant, with collet set pink tourmaline, peridot and aquamarines, suspended from a 14ct yellow gold frame, on a fine loop-in-loop link chain, measures 60 x 31mm, chain length 50cm

Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness. Set in gold and worn around the neck or bound to the left arm, it was used as a charm against sorcery and magic, evil spirits, night terrors, and madness. It cured cowardice, calmed anger, as well as brightening the wit.

A gem set, diamond and pearl floral pendant/brooch, four clusters of three pearls, spaced with gem set flowers, each flower centrally set with a round brilliant cut diamond, surrounded by three gem set leaves, including sapphire, amethyst, ruby and peridot, set in 14ct yellow gold, signed Tiffany & Co, with fold-able pendant loop

Peridot is still celebrated for those virtues, protecting the aura, purifying the physical and subtle bodies, and alleviating emotional burdens, guilt and obsessions. It is particularly beneficial for overcoming fear, depression and other psychological disturbances, as well as releasing jealousies, resentment and spite in order to move forward.

A multi gem set long chain necklace, with garnet, citrine, amethyst, topaz and peridot, in eye-glass settings, with chain link detail between, in 14ct yellow gold, with a figure of eight clasp, length approximately 90cm.

Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. A powerful generator of the frequency of increase, this lovely talisman may be utilized to manifest abundance in all areas of one’s life: wealth, health, happiness and love. 

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Bruce Rowley
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