Peridot & Chinese Jade
Beautiful peridot and Chinese jade are the birthstones for August. Peridot has a vibrant lime green translucence quality and is catches sunlight very well. Chinese jade, known as jadeite is my favourite gemstone of all, it has an opaque milky appearance with varying colours of aqua through white and forest green. There is no other stone like jadeite, imitations cannot match the special qualities it has.
The metaphysical stone meanings:
In Chinese culture Jade stone represents heaven in brightness and earth in substance, and embodies virtues of wisdom, courage, compassion and justice. In the physical body Jade stone relates to the heart, lungs, kidneys, immune system, blood cleansing and the eyes.
Peridot is a stone of confidence, clarity, lightness, clear thought and being assertive in life. It also is a stone for relationships, helping to lessen negative emotions such as anger, envy and frustration.
Here's my selection of copper designs that feature these beautiful semi-precious gemstone beads.