August's Birthstone: Provoking Peridot
Revealed by Man:
Peridot was first mined by Ancient Egyptians, sought after for the beauty and safety peridot was fabled to provide. There have been several investigations on whether or not Cleopatra’s collection of emeralds was in fact peridot. Peridot is Arizona’s state stone and is largely mined there.
Legend and Lore:
Peridot has often been tied to light and the sun. It was believed to protect people from the dangers of the night and evil spirits. Peridot is also believed to promote inspiration in dreamers and seekers.
Peridot forms deep within the Earth and is brought to the surface with the force of volcanoes. Considered semi-precious as a cousin of olivine.
Touchstone Gallery Offers a Wide Variety of Nature’s Art Etched in Stone
We invite you to view our current offerings of peridot and many other fascinating natural art pieces in our Touchstone Galleries in Santa Fe (127 W. San Francisco St.), Sedona (320 N. State Route 89A) and Taos (110 S. Plaza), or online at www.touchstonegalleries.com.