“These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of”, well said by George Eliot. Famous Victorian era ‘novelist, journalist, translator and writer’ has ideally described this luscious colored gemstone, which is also the August birthstone.
Quality peridots come from Norway, Burma, Arizona, Hawaii, and Islands of Red Sea. The olive green gemstone is known as a sixteenth wedding anniversary gemstone, and is associated with zodiac sign, Libra. Pronounced as ‘pear-a-doe’, this sparkling gemstone’s name is derived from an Arabic word, ‘faridat’. Peridot has a hardness of 6.5-7 on Mohs scale, which is comparable to emeralds and tanzanites. In fact, Peridot is a common and cost-effective substitute for Emeralds. They are considered an ancient gemstone, and found in Egyptian jewelry since early 2nd millennium B.C. Legend states that peridot was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra, and ‘some’ of her emerald jewelry was actually peridot, rather than emerald.
It is believed that wearing peridot brings love, success, and peace to oneself. In addition, peridot protects the owner and provides him/her with a peaceful sleep. It dispels negative emotions and soothes nerves. Interestingly, the olive green gemstone is believed to attract love and calm down anger.
As we are in the month of August, many of us are looking forward to buying some period jewelry for ourselves and/or loved ones. We would like to present you luscious peridot jewelry, which showcase innovative designs and fine craftsmanship. Pick a forever-classic ‘three-stone ring’ or a pair of peridot studs ; displaying subtle beauty, your impeccable jewelry choice will be greatly appreciated. In order to explore more peridot jewelry, click here , and be sure to take advantage of our top discount and free jewelry gifts by using promotion code BEAUTY at checkout.
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