Since August began, my Instagram feed has been full of sparkling peridot jewlery, honoring the birthstone for the month of August. Around August third I had one of those “Doh!” moments. Here I’ve been blogging about jewelry for over four years, and never have I written a series of articles about the birthstones for each month. (Sometimes my blondness amazes me.) So I’m very excited to explore the gems for each month, and we start with the peridot, which I learned is one of the few gems that comes in only one color. Ranging from a lighter yellow-green to a dark olive, the depth of the green is determined by how much iron is in the stone.
Known as “the gem of the sun” and “the emerald of the evening,” the peridot apparently has many benefits to its wearer, including the following:
-Enhances harmony in relationships
-Attracts love into your life
What’s not to love about this list?! With that in mind, I started my search to see what fabulous peridot designs I could find. In no particular order, here’s eleven pieces that I would wear in a heartbeat.
Mayson peridot and diamond earrings via Zaver and Mor
Ippolita five-stone peridot bangle
Amrit birthstone necklace
via Broken English
Anne Sportun peridot wrap bracelet
Carved peridot cameo with diamonds
via Lang Antiques
Judy Geib peridot and emerald drop earrings
Jennifer Dawes square peridot stacking ring
Sydney Lynch Strata cuff
with peridot, andalusite, tourmaline, and Umba sapphire
Gabriella Kiss oval peridot ring
Vintage peridot Jannecke ring
via Brilliant Earth
Melissa Joy Manning peridot earrings
So what do you think? Is peridot a stone you can see yourself wearing? Happy birthday to my August birthday readers! I hope all your birthday wishes come true.