The August Birthstone: Peridot Stone | Linjer Jewelry
Peridot is the official August birthstone and is known for its vibrant green color and gorgeous sparkle. But more than just its beauty - this gemstone is also believed to possess a variety of healing and metaphysical properties. Whether you're looking for a meaningful gift or simply want to treat yourself to something special, peridot jewelry is something that you won't want to miss!
First things first, how to pronounce peridot?
Peridot is pronounced as "PAIR-uh-doh" with the emphasis on the first syllable. You can find a demonstration here.
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Peridot Ring - Ilse
August Birthstone Necklace - Peridot
Baguette Ring Peridot - Charlotte
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Peridot Meaning and History
Peridot, also known as olivine, is a green gemstone with a rich history dating back over 3,000 years. The word “peridot” comes from the Arabic “faridat,” which means “gem.”
In ancient times, peridot was used as an adornment by the Egyptians and Romans. Fables say that this green gem was originally found on the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Gemologists now know that most peridots were formed deep inside the earth and pushed to the surface by volcanoes.
Here are a few more fun facts to know about peridot:
- While peridot ranges in shades of lime to olive, it is the only gemstone found in just one distinct color - green!
- Beautiful and elegant, peridot is also a budget-friendly gemstone. While the price of peridot jewelry varies depending on the metal, style, and type of jewelry, you can find many pieces of high-quality peridot jewelry under $100.
- Peridot has been found inside meteorites and is one of the few gems discovered outside our solar system.
- In Hawaiian culture, peridot is believed to be the tears of the Pele, and is often associated with good luck and fortune!
Where is peridot found?
Peridot can be found in a variety of locations around the world, including the United States, Egypt, Australia, and China. One of the most famous sources of peridot is the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona, where the beautiful gemstone has been mined for over 2,000 years. Other notable sources include Pakistan, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
In addition to natural peridot, there are also lab grown versions of the gemstone available. These lab grown peridot are produced using advanced technologies and have the same composition and appearance to natural peridot!
Peridot Physical Properties
Peridot is a stunning gemstone that is prized for its vivid green color and unique physical properties. This beautiful gemstone has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, making it a durable and long-lasting choice for jewelry!
Peridot comes in a variety of green hues, ranging from a pale yellow-green to a deep olive green, with some stones even featuring a brown or yellow tint. The August birthstone is also known for its strong double refraction, which creates a unique sparkle and brilliance that catches the eye. Whether you're drawn to peridot for its color, sparkle, or durability, this gemstone is sure to impress.
Peridot Healing Properties
Peridot is a powerful healing stone that’s said to have the ability to balance both physical and mental health. Wearing peridot as jewelry is believed to have a variety of healing properties that can encourage a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Sometimes called the “stone of hope,” peridot is also said to help you see beauty in yourself and those around you. By wearing peridot jewelry, you can benefit from these healing properties while also enjoying the beauty and elegance of this unique gemstone.
Peridot Metaphysical Properties
Peridot is often referred to as the "stone of creativity” and is said to inspire imagination and innovation. This gorgeous August birthstone is believed to encourage self-expression and confidence, helping individuals to overcome creative blocks while pursuing their passions.
Peridot is said to have a strong connection to the heart chakra, promoting feelings of love and compassion. Peridot is also said to have a cleansing effect on the mind and body, helping to release negative energy and promote feelings of inner peace and harmony. By wearing peridot jewelry, you can tap into the powerful creative energy of this unique gemstone whilst also boosting your mood!
How to Style Peridot Gemstone Jewelry
Peridot’s green tone makes this gemstone incredibly versatile — there are endless ways to style the August birthstone into your everyday looks. Beautiful on its own or stacked with other gemstone jewelry, here are three of our favorite ways to wear peridot:
Styling Peridot Ring - Ilse
Pair our Peridot Ring - Ilse with other delicate stacking rings for a minimalist, layered effect, or mix and match with bold statement rings for a more eclectic look! The vibrant green color of the peridot stone pairs well with both warm and cool tones, making it a versatile addition to any jewelry collection.
Styling August Birthstone Necklace - Peridot
Layer our Peridot August Birthstone Necklace with your favorite dainty chain necklaces. Pair this subtle pendant necklace with a simple tee for an effortless casual look, or wear it with a little black dress for a more formal occasion!
Styling Baguette Ring Peridot - Charlotte
Make a statement with our Baguette Ring Peridot - Charlotte! This stunning ring is the perfect accessory to elevate any outfit. Dress it up with a little black dress for a night out on the town, or pair it with a blazer and jeans for a chic, sophisticated look.
Discover Our Entire Collection of Peridot Jewelry
Whether your favorite color is green or your bestie’s birthday is in August, our collection of peridot jewelry has stunning pieces for every style and occasion! Our one-of-a-kind peridot jewelry is designed with high-quality materials that will last for many years, making it the perfect holiday or birthday gift.
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