The Gem of the Sun
Peridot — August’s birthstone — was known by the Egyptians as the “gem of the sun.” Valued throughout history for its distinctive grass green color, it was sometimes confused with emeralds. Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection might actually have been peridot. And for centuries, people believed that the fabulous 200 ct gems adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral were emeralds. Peridot’s color ranges from pure green to yellowish green to greenish yellow, with pure green peridot considered the finest. The stunning specimens seen here are from Jilin Province in northeastern China and are remarkable for their bright color and clarity.
Ok…now you know some “history” of your birthstone, Peridot.
Ya know…I always hear… “I don’t like my birthstone, it’s that ugly green Peridot”.
Hey, maybe give it another fair look…???
Peridot is actually a pretty colored stone. Yes, you WILL see pail green colored stones out there, I agree U G L Y…..BUT Peridot also come in a vibrant green and WOW does it look great setup!
So….August babies….you no longer have to “hate” your birthstone. You can wear Peridot that will make people stop and say “WHAT are you wearing, it’s REALLY pretty”…You, “It’s Peridot, my Birthstone. I love it!”