Gemstone Spotlight: Perdiot

Gemstone Spotlight: Perdiot

Ah, summer!

The season of long sunny days, tropical getaways, and vibrant colors. Speaking of vibrant colors, let me introduce you to a gemstone that embodies the essence of summer like no other: Peridot! This magnificent gem, with its dazzling green hues, is a true treasure of nature. So, sit back, relax, and let's learn about Peridot!

"Gemstone of the Sun"

If you're craving a burst of sunshine on your finger or around your neck, peridot has got you covered. Its vivid green shades range from a delicate pale lime to a rich, deep olive, resembling the lushness of a summer garden. The ancient Egyptians even dubbed it the 'gem of the sun'. Wearing peridot jewelry is like carrying a piece of sunshine with you wherever you go!

A Celestial Delight

Believe it or not, peridot has even made its way to outer space! Scientists have discovered peridot crystals in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. In this way, it's a stone that can help you feel more connected to the wider universe...imagine that! So, the next time you gaze up at the stars on a warm summer night, remember that peridot might be twinkling right along with them.

The Gem of Protection

Peridot is not only a feast for the eyes but also for the soul. Legend has it that this gem has protective powers, shielding the wearer from evil spirits and nightmares. It's like having a personal bodyguard for your dreams! Plus, peridot is said to promote harmony and good luck. Who wouldn't want a little extra luck during their summer adventures?

Island Origins

If you're daydreaming about a tropical island escape, you'll be delighted to know that peridot has close ties to volcanic regions. This gem forms deep within the Earth's mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanic activity. Some of the most significant deposits of peridot can be found in places like Hawaii and Arizona. In fact, The Green Sand Beach in Hawaii is known for its green beaches that are due to large quantities of olivine being in the sand composition. So, if you're longing for a touch of paradise, let peridot be your tropical companion.

Peridot, with its vibrant green beauty and intriguing origins, is truly a gemstone that captures the essence of summer. From its sun-kissed hues to its celestial connections and protective powers, peridot is a delightful companion for your jewelry collection.

We have a curated collection of beautiful pieces to celebrate this beautiful August birthstone. Be sure to check it out! Use coupon code PERIDOT for 15% of your purchase of any items in the Peridot Collection! You can also use this code for items in our new Blossom Collection!

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