A birthstone is a precious or semi-precious gemstone that indicates different paradigms of a person’s birth chart, including time, date, month, and zodiac sign in the year the person is born. There are gemstones associated with each zodiac sign. From January to December, every month has two to three or even more different varieties of gemstones associated with it. Many people like to wear these gemstones in the form of jewelry because they find deep meaning in their birthstones.

Anciently, it is stated that all birthstones are part of Aaron's breastplate, which symbolized the palate of zodiac signs and Israeli tribes. The historical stones were transitioned into modern times in 1912 by the American National Association of Jewelers when they were added to the official list. They do, however, change and modify their patterns based on the pattern of gemstone discovery.

Many people would love to know about their birthstones so they can wear them or make them part of their lives as bracelets, rings, earrings, and many other items. Here we have focused on the birthstone suitable for people born in August. There exist more than three stones narrated with the month of August. In this article, we will describe the most famous and loved natural gemstone, Chrysolite (Peridot).

Chrysolite's History

Chrysolite: a snazzy green rock widely known for bringing noble fortune to August-born people. Some chrysolites are greenish-yellow or brownish-yellow, while few are pure green. This stone contains iron in large amounts. They are hard to find and mainly earthed from the crust of the earth, just like diamonds, and come out to the upper layer of the earth’s surface as a result of volcanic eruptions. The first-ever reported chrysolite was extracted thousands of years ago from the Red Sea of Egypt. Moreover, peridot has also been discovered in regions like Pakistan, Russia, the USA, Ohio, and Oregon. The legend has it that Pharaohs' graves were fortified with chrysolite gemstones and relics to stave off evil eyes.

Chrysolite was also famous amongst the Romans, as they used it in battles for courage and pledging success. In Europe, the stone was treasured for its charming appearance and mystical properties.

Chrysolite Has Several Properties Aside From Its Stunning Appearance:

  • In addition to stunning looks, this stone is also famous for its talisman properties against nightmares and terrors of the night.
  • For people born in August, chrysolite brings good health and compassion, attraction, and prosperity to relationships.
  • The green color indicates peace and calmness.
  • The purity of the stone signifies youthfulness, rejuvenated love, and success in life.
  • The medical benefits are far-flung, including medical improvement for asthma patients and thirst decline in patients suffering from high fever.
  • A unique property of this stone is that it enhances focus. So, people looking forward to excelling in their careers or trying to focus on and gain good results in exams can yield great benefits.
  • This stone is also known as an antidepressant and helps people get out of their dark times in life safely. It removes negative energy and boosts positivity in one's life.

Physical Appearance of Chrysolite

  • The hardness of chrysolite falls between 6.5 and 7.0 on the Mohs scale.
  • Jewelry made out of it is not suitable for everyday wear.
  • It is categorically a silicate mineral.
  • It occurs in a wide variety of colors, from yellow to green, yellow-green, and olive-green.
  • Its luster is vitreous.
  • Beautiful box-shaped crystals are transparent to translucent.

A chrysolite that weighs five carats or more is the rarest of the stones. They are extremely rare and precious and are mainly discovered in pure dark green hues. An ideal way to dirt-free stone jewelry is with water and soap. Next pat it dry and contain it in a cloth bag separately, not touching any other metal items. The jewelry is also temperature sensitive, so don't let it be exposed to extreme temperatures and steam cleaners. You can get this beautiful Chrysolite from natural gemstone shop in Dubai, it will stay with you for a lifetime.