Stillness, Beth Hemmila (Hint Jewelry)Peridot, the glistening green birthstone for the month of August, is quite a powerful cleanser. Helping your soul let go of old baggage, peridot not only clears up the emotional guck in your system but also heals your metabolism and skin. A gemstone substitute for Oil of Olay!
One of my favorite stories about peridot is that in Hawaii this stone is expelled from active volcanoes in molten form. As they fall to earth they form teardrop shapes and ancient Hawaiians believe these peridots were tears of Pele the goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Whatever story these gems call to mind, in its simplest form peridot is an amazing lemony-lime color that reminds me of spring and summer. They are gorgeous to wear and add a bit of pop to any color scheme.