Boasting a long history dating back as far as 1500 BC, the peridot is a classic and precious gemstone with a distinctive green glow.
The stone is said have healing powers, with qualities such as prosperity and good fortune associated with its wearer. It is also the official birthstone for August babies, making those born in other months green with envy!
Andrew Mazzone explained the peridot is widely recognised for its gorgeous hues of green – from the lighter yellow shades, to the deep olive or lime greens.
“The peridot is unique thanks to its bright and diverse colours, creating a bespoke piece of jewellery that catches eyes wherever it goes,” he said.
At Andrew Mazzone Design Jewellers, we love the precious peridot, please check out a few of our favourite jewellery pieces below:
- Peridot and diamond halo pendant – from $395
- Peridot and diamond halo ring – from $495
- Peridot and diamond halo stud earrings – from $680
Although the origins of the peridot’s name are unknown, the Egyptians refer to it as ‘the gem of the sun’ thanks to its bright glow.
The stone is formed in a similar way to diamonds, under the earth’s surface and brought up by volcanic eruptions. On rare occasions, it is also found inside meteorites!
Known as ‘the evening emerald’ as it sparkles at any time of the day, peridot is a favourite for both day and night jewellery pieces. It is also the traditional wedding anniversary gift for the 16th wedding anniversary.
Spiritually, ancient Romans believed that it made dreams come true, while also driving away evil spirits. The sparkler is said to protect its wearer, as well as provide them with power and influence. Hands up who could do with a bit of that in their life? We hear you, ladies!
Whether you’re an August baby or simply an admirer of the peridot, the stone makes for a stunning coloured piece that will be worn for years to come. Why not treat yourself or a loved one this month with unique piece?
To celebrate the precious birthstone’s month, mention this blog during August 2017 to receive 20% off all of the stunning peridot jewellery sold in Andrew Mazzone Design Jeweller. Click here to locate our Adelaide shopfront and to view our opening hours.
The following source has been used to compile this article – American Gem Society
Images of loose stones: Jewels For Me
Ring in featured image: Peridot end set dress ring – from $595