Just as astrologers associate the sign of Leo with the sun, the ancients called August's birthstone peridot the "gem of the sun." This association with the sun probably influenced the belief that peridot could dissolve enchantments and banish evil spirits. Originally mined thousands of years ago in the Red Sea island of Zebirget,
This gemstone emits a warm friendly energy; works on both the heart and solar plexus chakras; acts to provide a shield of protection around the body; to help prevent outside influences from affecting alignment and balance. Helps one to find happiness within and over come anger and jealousy.