Make a statement with this green peridot and Egyptian scarab necklace. At 16" in length, it rests on the collarbone. Egyptian scarabs were treasured by royalty including Cleopatra and are meant to symbolize rebirth and renewal. The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares. The three scarab amulets are crafted in 18Karat gold vermeil and are strung into the period necklace itself for security and quality.