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August Birthstones

Peridot • Carnelian

August Mermaid: your amazing birthstones are the gorgeous green Peridot and Carnelian with its sunset-hues. Shop a piece made just for you.

August Birthstones

Peridot • Carnelian

August Mermaid: your amazing birthstones are the gorgeous green Peridot and Carnelian with its sunset-hues. Shop a piece made just for you.

More Info On August Birthstones

Gorgeous August Warrior Queen: YOUR striking Peridot birthstone is a stone packed with positive power!!!

It derives its name from the Arabic word ‘faridat’, meaning gem; as well as from the Greek word ‘peridona’, meaning to bestow wealth. It’s also nicknamed the emerald of the evening and this beautiful green gem has been treasured for over 4000 years!!!

Legend has it, it was so adored by the Ancient Egyptians that its mining location was a closely-guarded secret. And it’s not only its apple-green appearance that is adored throughout the ages, but Peridot is also believed to bring an inner sense of warmth and well-being, like sunshine on a spring day.

They are thought to activate and harmonise the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras, creating an integration of love and will, emanate a sense of well-being, reduce stress, accelerate personal growth, stimulate the mind, and open new doors of opportunity.

It has even been found at meteorite crash sites, meaning your birthstone also exists in space! Now that’s freakin’ mermazing!!!

August Mermaid: YOUR birthstone — the Carnelian — with its sunset hues is a stone that captivates the spirit and brings with it a bold energy. It is considered a stone of inspiration and a powerful aid to those who wish to build their confidence, courage, passion and power.

Its name is derived from the Latin word ‘carneus’, meaning fleshy as a reference to its colour (agreed! NOT very glam), BUT the Ancient Egyptians called the stone ‘the setting sun’ which is FAR better and more true!

Carnelian gems can be traced back to over 4500 years ago, and was loved and used by Sumerians, Egyptians, as well as Ancient Romans and Greeks. Throughout history, your Carnelian birthstone was used to eliminate bad tempers, hatred, jealousy and anger, and to protect the dead during their journey to the afterlife. It was even thought to help stop nightmares!!!

This gorgaaas gem is strongly attached to the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, and thought to support strength and vitality, and is also said to be a magnet for prosperity and good luck.

Even the incredibly well-known German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe wrote a poem about his love for this stunning stone!

How awesome is that?!