Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August and September Birthstones

Two of the birthstones for August are Peridot and Sapphire. September stones include sapphire and agate.

Peridot is a symbol of fame, dignity and protection. It is the anniversary stone for the 16th year of marriage.
It is said that it can increase strength and physical vitality. It can protect against nervousness and aids in healing hurt feelings. Physically it helps liver and adrenal function and is thought to protect lungs, sinuses, and wrists from illness and injury. Mystically it helps dreams become reality. It is believed to attract love. It calms a raging anger, dispels negative emotions, and promotes sleep when worn to bed. Legend has it that pirates favored it to protect them against evil. It brings the wearer success, peace, and good luck. All have sold.

I don't have any sapphires, but I do have a pretty dark blue chalcedony that could work for a September Birthday. Sold.
 Chalcedony is a variety of quartz. It is believed to banish fear, hysteria, depression, mental illness and sadness. Chalcedony reduces fever. Wearing chalcedony is believed to be excellent for eyes. Mystically chalcedony prevents from touchiness and melancholy. It is worn by many to promote calm and peace. Chalcedony also stimulates creativity.

And I have several agates that would make lovely birthday gifts. 
Sold. The one below has also sold.
Agate is a cooling stone. It reduces fever, quenches thirst, and is beneficial in stomach area. It quiets pulse and heart throbs and insures good health and a long and prosperous life. Mystically it guards against danger. It has grounding, centering and balancing properties. Wearers become temperate, continent and cautious. It helps one view themselves with more clarity and see the world through a broader viewpoint. Wearing agate is believed to cure insomnia and to insure pleasant dreams.

Moss Agate (the three bottom photos): Aids circulation, pancreas & pulses, and blood sugar balance.
Mystically it is believed to create abundance, success, and prosperity. This protective stone is also known to boost self-confidence and self-esteem. It stimulates perception, awakening an individual to the truth of a situation. It works on healing bitterness and pain caused by events in the past and fosters the courage to pick ones self up and start again.

As always this information is presented here for fun and is not meant as medical advice. 

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