The birthstone for August is Peridot. It is one of the few gemstones that appear only in one color. The shades of green range from a brownish yellow green to a brighter yellowish green. The most sought after colors are a citrus lime green and a more subdued olive green. I love Peridots because I find the color to be so fresh. There is nothing like wearing a gorgeous piece of jewelry with a bright color gemstone that is so captivating and intense! Every time I see Peridots all I want is a granny smith apple. Weird, I know..! 😉
Peridot is rated fair for everyday wear, which means you would want to avoid wearing it if you’re exposing it to heat or to chemicals. To care for your Peridot jewelry use warm soapy water. Don’t steam clean, and try to avoid ultra sonic cleaners.
I was playing with a few loose Peridots we have in the store today….
How pretty are they??!!
We also have gorgeous Peridot jewelry to look through. Here are some of our favorites.