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As summer comes to its peak, our world is alive with color and greenery. The vibrant and glorious sunshine brings out an enduring optimism for the life that surrounds us. August’s birthstone, the peridot, celebrates this growth with stunning characteristics that wonderfully represent the prosperity of this season. From its colorful hues to the power behind its creation, the allure of the peridot is unparalleled.
At Diamond Center Jewelers, we carry a wide selection of peridot jewelry, making the perfect gift for anyone born in August. But, you don’t need to celebrate your birthday this month to appreciate the beauty radiating from these gemstones. Let’s take a closer look at the details of the peridot stone to discover what makes this gem such a spectacular and meaningful addition to your collection.
The rich history of the peridot tells a compelling story. While the true origins of the name are unclear, we do know that these gemstones found their way to us from deep within the earth’s core. Thanks to the volcanic eruptions that revealed these magnificent stones, the beauty of the peridot has been appreciated around the world for centuries. The earliest Egyptians named these the “gem of the sun” because they believed the sun’s rays were absorbed into the stones and then released at night. Their radiant light shimmering in the dark was known to represent prosperity and good fortune. It’s no wonder these stones received such a powerful meaning.
A lighter green than the emerald, this stone boasts an elegant range color and is a stunning reflection of nature. The peridot’s glorious green color can range from the pale yellow-greens of a spring leaf to the darker seafoam green of the ocean. These mesmerizing shades radiate the light of the sun with a romantic and vivid elegance. Harness the vibrant energy of the peridot in August, or brighten up a winter day with a symbol of summer. No matter when you choose to style the peridot, it will flawlessly bring life into your collection.
Over the years, the peridot has obtained many symbolic meanings. Some look to these stones to bring peace and health. Others acknowledge the gem’s association with strength and balance. In modern times, we often consider the peridot a source of creativity and happiness. These characteristics are all such fitting representations of impressive individuals including Madonna, Neil Armstrong and Barack Obama who share the August birthstone.
If you’re one of those lucky enough to celebrate a birthday this August, consider honoring your birth month with beautiful peridot pieces. These LALI Jewels stud earrings are a gorgeous combination of diamonds and peridot stones with 14-Karat gold complementing the warm green tones of the gem.
We love the way this Royal Chain Round Green Peridot Necklace represents the power of the gemstone. Held on a delicate 14-Karat gold chain, the peridot is a radiant beacon of strength. Its luscious color and brilliance are captivating in this elegant accessory.
Shopping the peridot as a gift? Look no further than this spectacular Allison-Kaufman ring. The ring’s brilliant design features a 1.36-carat peridot stone held amidst an array of glistening diamonds. The 14-Karat white gold band accentuates the green hues perfectly.
Gemstones are such a wonderful way to add meaning and personalization to our life. Their vast history and unique characteristics give us the amazing opportunity to express ourselves through jewelry. Whether you’re captivated by the peridot’s dynamic colors or you’re looking for an August birthday gift, we have the perfect piece for you at Diamond Center Jewelers. Browse our entire collection of peridot jewelry online, or stop by either of our stores in Fayetteville or Fort Smith to discover your next remarkable gemstone.