I really love the tradition of giving someone a piece of jewellery with their birthstone gem in it. This supposedly brings the wearer good luck & protection in the year ahead. I've even kept hold of some birthstone jewellery that my mum bought me when I was a child. I recently had my birthday and being an August babe my birthstone is the gorgeous green Peridot. These gems emit a warm & friendly energy. Peridot stones have a high vibration so even the smallest of gems will have an energy that can easily be felt. They are associated with love, truth, faithfulness & loyalty. Peridot is considered to be effective on health problems relating to detoxification & digestion. The gem is used to enhance prosperity, fame & self-esteem. It can also alleviate stress, anger, jealousy & depression. Today the stone is cherished by people more for it's beauty than it's metaphysical properties but they still remain a great part of it's appeal. In addition to being the birthstone for August, it is associated with the star sign of Capricorn & used to celebrate the 16th wedding anniversary.
As part of their Bejewelled Birthdays campaign, Gemporia kindly gifted me this absolutely stunning silver ring. It features 1.41cts of Hunan Peridot and the round gemstone is surrounded by smaller White Topaz teardrop gems. The best Peridot appears as a sparkling lime green colour & this definitely fits the bill. This ring just looks amazing & I've barely taken it off since I got it. Wearing a lovely sterling silver Peridot ring like this one can increase the level of good vibrations in your life. One of the main characteristics of this green gem is it's ability to elevate your overall level of happiness. I certainly hope it helps to clear any negative emotions & bring me joy in the coming year. Jupiter is in Leo & will stay there until August 2015 so I'm sure that will help bring plenty of good fortune my way as well. Are you a fan of gemstone jewellery? Does anyone else believe in the healing powers of crystals?
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