Precious Peridot: The Birthstone of August

Those born in August might just have the rest of the world green with envy. August babies are lucky enough to call beautiful peridot their birthstone. Not to be confused with the deep and dark-hued emerald, the light green peridot stone carries an air of earthy elegance.

While peridot is popularly seen in modern day fashion, the timeless stone has been admired for ages. Derived from the Greek word peridona, peridot means “to give richness.” Widely popular in Egypt, the peridot was found on a volcanic island in the Red Sea and incorporated into ancient jewelry of the period. As you may remember, the ancient Romans called the stone an “emerald of the evening” because of its radiant shine.

Precious peridot is believed to carry success and peace. Legend claims that if the gem is set in gold, it will even have the power to rid its wearer of bad dreams.

Our favorite thing about the gemstone is that it’s utterly versatile. Whether timeless or trendy, a peridot is fit for everyone. Here are a few of our favorite Brian Gavin pieces to match your peridot persona.

The Vintage Gal

Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring

Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring

If you’re looking for a gift to give the woman who exudes classic glamour, our Antique Cushion Checkerboard Peridot Ring is a stunner. The thick 18K white gold band emanates vintage appeal.

The Starlet

Cushion Peridot Halo

Cushion Peridot Halo

Lovers of the limelight will admire our Cushion Peridot Halo, a true showstopper. This right-hand ring is a must-have for a woman who loves to turn heads.

The Lucky Charmer

Round Cab Peridot Pendant

Round Cab Peridot Pendant

If you’re climbing the ladder to success, maybe a delicate pendant is just the talisman you need. The Round Cab Peridot Necklace is a simple-yet-stunning piece, set in 14K white gold with a subtle .02 ctw diamond.

The Queen Bee

Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant

Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant

Give a loved one the royal treatment. Our Cushion Peridot Halo Pendant features a sophisticated design that’s fit for a queen.

Whether you’re celebrating a loved one’s August birthday or your own, Brian Gavin Diamonds has plenty of peridot gifts to light up a room.

2 Comments

  1. Posted August 12, 2015 at 4:46 AM | Permalink

    Peridot is also said to assist in solving of marital problems. Unfortunately, it is lesser known gemstone.

  2. Jenny
    Posted August 13, 2015 at 4:53 AM | Permalink

    Interesting thing to note! It does tend to a be a lesser known stone, but it is simply gorgeous.

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