As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Learn more about August's birthstone. | Herbert's Jewelers
The name opal derives from the Greek Opallos, meaning "to see a change (of color)." Opals range in color from milky white to black with flashes of yellow, orange, green, red, and blue. An opal's beauty is the product of contrast between its color play and its background. - See more at: http://www.americangemsociety.org/october-birthstones#sthash.UjAMMMqK.dpuf
#JewelryCareTip: Topaz, one of November's birthstones, can be cleaned with warm water and a mild soap. Wipe stones with a soft cloth or toothbrush, if needed, and pat dry. Do not expose topaz to chemical #jewelry cleaners, these products can damage stones.
August - Peridot symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.