The first August birthstone is Peridot, which is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year. As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most of the peridot supply comes from Arizona. Other sources are China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. This gemstone comes in several color variations, ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most consumers are attracted to the bright lime greens and olive greens.
Sardonyx, the second August birthstone, is a form of onyx and is recognized by its layers of reddish brown and white banding. It was popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans who carried into battle talismans of sardonyx engraved with images of heroes such as Mars or Hercules, believing that this would bring courage and victory. Because of its attractive banding, sardonyx has long been used to fashion cameos (i.e. carved raised figures) and intaglios (the reverse of cameos).
Adeler Jewelers is located in the heart of Great Falls in the Village Centre right next to the famous Irish Pub – The Old Brogue.
Stop in anytime to say hello, play with our many dogs in the store, and have some champagne!