Peridot pics via Flickr (Creative Commons). Peridot gif via Photobucket. Peridot info via American Gem Society®.
Here we are with the Peridot, the birthstone for August. The color of green fairies, poison, and absinthe, this is another one of my favorite birthstones. Although shades ranging from yellowish- to olive green are the most popular for peridots, they also come in shades of brown. Peridots are believed to “host magical properties” and are used to protect the wearer from nightmares. They are also worn to “bring power and influence” and a “wonderful year” to the wearer.
Peridots are formed deep inside the Earth and “brought to the surface by volcanoes”. In Hawaii, this stone often symbolizes the “tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes”. Nowadays, most of these stones are produced in Arizona. Other sources of peridots are Pakistan, Myanmar, and China.
Here’s my outfit from yesterday. Without realizing it, I decided to wear 3 of my favorite pieces: my black feather hair clip, silver spike earrings, and what I call my “goddess dress”:
Here’s yesterday’s face. A few weeks ago, I purchased a pot of Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Color in Chartreuse. I bought this eyeshadow to go with my tribal belly dance costume and I love it! The color is vivid and it goes on smoothly. This eyeshadow goes perfectly with my “peridot” bindi:
It’s interesting that when I was a child, my mother said that I looked good in green. I didn’t agree. My favorite color at the time was red – the brighter the color (fire-engine red) the better! But now, I’m starting to fall in love with green. So many lovely shades to choose from! But of course, I still like red since that’s the color I dye my hair.
Stay tuned for August’s birth flower, which is coming up in a couple of days. After that, it’s time to get crackin’ on my new, updated website. I’m still learning code and I’m working hard to get my new blog up and running. Let’s hope I don’t fuck it up!
Love & Shimmies,