August Birthstone: Playful Peridot

August Birthstone: Playful Peridot

Get ready to add a burst of fresh, vibrant energy to your summer with the August birthstone, peridot! This enchanting gemstone, with its lively green hues, is sure to capture your heart and bring a smile to your face. Join us on a journey to discover the fascinating world of peridot, from its rich history and lore to the stunning jewelry pieces available at Joseph’s Jewelers. Let’s dive in and explore the playful charm of this delightful birthstone.

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August Birthstone Facts, History & Lore:

  1. The “Evening Emerald”: Peridot has often been referred to as the “Evening Emerald” due to its vivid green color. However, unlike emeralds, peridots are not green because of traces of chromium but due to their chemical composition.
  2. Celestial Gem: Peridot has been found in meteorites! Some peridot crystals have originated from outer space, arriving on Earth as remnants of fallen meteors. How cool is that?
  3. Ancient Talisman: Peridot has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians believed that peridot symbolized the sun and protected its wearer from evil spirits. It was also considered a symbol of rebirth and prosperity.

Sparkling Jewelry Finds:

Joseph’s Jewelers offers a stunning selection of peridot jewelry that showcases the gemstone’s beauty and captures its playful essence. Let’s explore some delightful pieces:

  1. Peridot Stud Earrings: Add a touch of elegance and color to your ears with the 14K Yellow Gold Peridot Stud Earrings. These dainty studs feature vibrant peridot gemstones that will brighten up any outfit.(CSEPD00463)
  2. Peridot Ring: Elevate your hand with the elegant 14K White Gold Peridot and Diamond Ring. This exquisite piece combines the timeless beauty of diamonds with the refreshing charm of peridot, creating a captivating contrast.(CSRPD00752)
  3. Peridot Necklace: Make a statement with the 14K White Gold Peridot Pedant. The pendant, adorned with a dazzling peridot gemstone adds a touch of sophistication to any neckline.(CSPPD01018)

Caring for Your Peridot:

To keep your peridot jewelry looking stunning, it’s important to follow proper care guidelines. Here are a few tips:

  1. Gentle Cleaning: Clean your peridot jewelry with warm, soapy water and a soft brush. Avoid using harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners, as they can damage the stone.
  2. Storage: Store your peridot jewelry in a soft pouch or a jewelry box to prevent scratches and damage. Avoid storing it alongside other gemstones to prevent potential scratching.
  3. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Peridot is sensitive to heat, so it’s important to protect it from sudden temperature changes. Avoid exposing your peridot jewelry to extreme heat or prolonged exposure to sunlight.

August’s birthstone, peridot, is a gemstone that radiates joy, energy, and charm. Whether you’re drawn to its vibrant green hues or captivated by its fascinating history, peridot is sure to bring a playful sparkle to your life. Explore the exquisite collection of peridot jewelry at Joseph’s Jewelers, and remember to care for your precious gem to keep it dazzling for years to come. Embrace the whimsical allure of peridot, and let this birthstone rock your world!

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