The weight of this stone conveys the responsibility of the awesome power contained within, the power of fire. As fire draws energy from wood, pyrite draws and funnels energy from the earth through your body supporting a strong will, creative discerning thought and a warm protective nature in relations with others. Like all strong characters, pyrite, sharply struck by steel sheds sparks . . . Strike your fire with pyrite.
The birthstone for the month of August is peridot. Peridot is one of the few gemstones to occur in only colour but can vary in intensity with dark olive-green gem quality peridot considered the most desirable due to its rarity. Ancient Romans often referred to peridot as the “evening emerald” because of the soft glow of the stone under moon and lamplight. Like many other green gemstones, peridot is reputed to aid the wearer in attracting wealth. This olivine mineral is also