Peridot, also known as gem Olivine and Chrysolite, is the traditional birthstone of August. The color is usually a translucent green yellow and the hardness measures 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. This gemstone emits a warm friendly energy and works on both the heart and solar plexus chakras. It acts to provide a shield of protection around the body and to help prevent outside influences from affecting alignment and balance. It may also help one to find happiness within one's self, overcoming anger and jealousy.

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