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  • GEM OF THE MONTH

 

 

 Peridot… The ultimate easy, breezy, summer stone! 


ruby w-txtThe glorious olive-toned peridot has been under-appreciated for years, overlooked as a lesser gem, often considered as simply the birthstone for August. However, August babies have always known that this is a truly remarkable stone.

Peridot has a history as a sought-after gem that goes back to the time of the ancient Egyptians who thought of peridot as the gemstone of the sun. Peridot has been credited with a host of healing properties and magical powers, such as sweetening dreams and revealing insights. Historically, peridot was believed to bring happiness, success, periodot jewelrypeace, good luck, attract love, and foster friendship.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green. However, the intensity and tint of thegreen depend on the percentage of iron that is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow to olive to brownish-green. Peridot is one of only two gems to be formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in the molten rock of the upper mantle.

The birthstone for August, peridot is also recognized as the preferred gift for the 16th wedding anniversary.  The peridot adds an unusual variant to the color spectrum of green gemstones. Peridot is both an ancient and thoroughly modern stone. Its green is the perfect complement to a fresh, light summer wardrobe. Beautifully faceted, it evokes the lateness of summer and the onset of fall, as leaves morph from green to gold.

Ask one of our associates about periodots and see these gems up close.  Stop in or make an appointment!

 

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