August Birthstone - Peridot

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Peridot - August Birthstone | the history of the beautiful green gem for all of you August babies! Little Girl's Pearls ♥ August has a special place in my heart.  Our youngest was born in August & my dad's birthday is August.  The weather is always spectacular here on the Central Coast of California and it seems that we have oodles of great marshmallow roasts and family chats sitting on the patio watching the stars.
Peridot and Pearl bracelet - a perfect gift to celebrate her August birthday! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Peridot (pronounced per-i-doh) is a wonderful bright green color that is reminiscent of sunlight through the leaves.  My silly spell check doesn't even recognize Peridot as a word!  Whatever...I think it's beautiful.  Some of the amazing facts I found while researching the history of peridot include:
  • Peridot has been mined for over 3,500 years!
  • Peridot is the only gemstone (other than diamond) that is created in the magma of the earth's upper mantle (about 20 - 55 miles below the surface of the earth).
  • Peridot is brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions that push the magma up through the crust of the earth.
  • Many believe the "emeralds" in the ornate jewelry of Cleopatra were actually peridot stones.
Adorable keepsake pearl and peridot necklace - a lovely little gift for her August birthday. | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
I find it interesting that some of the properties believed to be possessed by peridot are that it is thought to ward off anxiety and help with being successful in relationships.
Gorgeous pearl and peridot birthstone post earrings for her August birthday! | Little Girl's Pearls ♥
Whether or not the gorgeous pale green stone contains mystical properties is definitely out-shined by it's true beauty and earthiness.  If you're lucky enough to be born in August, you get to claim the beautiful peridot as your birthstone.

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Hi I'm Julie, and I love to share bits of joy.

Like creating special (and fun) family traditions, celebrating the small moments with big hugs and tiny tea parties, and how I’m embracing mama-hood with a smile...and maybe even a little extra time for myself.

I think that family holds so much magic, from babyhood to adulthood. So, it’s important to me that we celebrate all of it - in my own family here in Lompoc California, and in the LGP family all over the world.

I’ve made this blog into a little place where we can do all of those things together, with teacups and toadstools, tied up with a bow.

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