Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August Birthstone - Peridot

Last month we featured July and its stone ruby.  The next month is August, and we will feature its stone!

Peridot is the August birthstone. This green gemstone is believed to help with nightmares, bring prosperity, fertility and healing. Peridot was once called the "gem of the sun" in ancient times.


Peridot stone



Peridot is actually a variety of the mineral olivine.  Good quality peridot looks like a delicious green apple. The best peridot comes from Italy and has a rich olive color. Peridot from America is a light yellow green color.

Peridot is a unique gem in that it is formed in volcanic fire. The best source of peridot is in America on the San Carlos Native American Reservation. Peridot was once known as chrysolite in ancient times. Peridot comes in only one color, green. This is unusual as most gemstones come in at least a few colors. Top quality peridot should have no inclusions even under magnification.

Now for some finds on Etsy:
Peridot pearl bracelet
jQjewelrydesigns
Peridot necklace
Peelirohini
Parker with Peridot birthstone
KatesAcres
Peridot watch band handmade
TrinketsNwhatnots


28 comments:

  1. This month's birthstone is such a beautiful color ... one of my favorites!

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  2. Gorgeous finds! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Love this color and the items shown are amazing - all of them!

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  4. Wonderful items to show off this beautiful color

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  5. love green, didn't know it had so much meaning. All such great talents displayed!

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  6. What a beautiful stone, and it's gorgeous to find it's meaning. Thank you for sharing, loving all the peridot finds too.

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  7. I love this stone.. and one of the reasons is it is my oldest grandsons! He will be celebrating on Friday!

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  8. I love this Crystal. When we are on vacation on the Island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, it glistens in the Lava fields and I have been lucky to be able to collect a few natural pieces.

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  9. I love the color of this stone, love the crystal finds as well :)

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  10. I love the peridot color...I love it so much that I would switch my birthday month just to have this gorgeous color. I love it! Thank you for featuring Parker too!!!!

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  11. love love this post on an amazing stone !! This is one of my favorite stones in green , the golden flecked green fire is just out of this world..
    I didnt know this used to be called Chrysolite ! ..Thanks so much for sharing all this great info !

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  12. How interesting! That's a beautiful color! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the little yellow guy with the green ring!

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  13. I love Peridot. Your item choices are terrific!

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  14. Peridot is one of my favorite stones—LOVE this color!

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  15. One of my favorite colors, love this one!

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  16. I learned something new today! Great post!

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  17. How interesting! I love the beautiful examples too!

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  18. I didn't know it is made in volcanic fire! I love the color of this birthstone and the creations shared.

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  19. My birthstone! I never knew the meaning and properties, thank you!

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  20. Peridot is such a gorgeous gemstone. I always feel refreshed when I see it.. must be that bright apple green :)

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  21. Enjoyed this very much and I love the Peridot items featured!

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  22. Amazing color, amazing style. I love it very much. It is my favorite Birthstone

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  25. Green color is a big weakness of mine, and all these blings are just amazing. This olive-green color is my favorite in peridot as it is very natural and the topmost quality. The pearls combined with a few peridots are giving this necklace a very pleasing appearance. It is an elegant yet trendy piece. The other neckpiece also looks very enchanting. I am going to purchase it for my August-born best friend. She will be overjoyed to see such a stylish jewel.

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