It's that time again when we look ahead to next month's birthstone and showcase our piece of jewellery that will make the perfect gift for someone celebrating an August birthday.
August actually has two birthstones here in the UK. The Sardonyx, which are essentially Onyx in red rather than black, and the Peridot and it is Peridot coloured crystals that feature in our birthstone jewellery this month.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one colour: it's very distinctive signature lime green. In ancient times it was believed that the gemstone was a gift of Mother Nature to celebrate the annual creation of a new world. When it is given as a fit is it said that it brings its wearer magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares. It is also believed that the wearing of the stone will instil power and influence.
Nowadays most of Peridot comes from Arizona although it can also be located in China, Myanmar, and Pakistan. Peridot is available in several colours ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the bright lime greens and olive greens are the most desired.
If you prefer your jewellery to have earthy or vibrant cirtus tones then Peridot is a gemstone that deserves to be featured in your jewellery collection.
Peridot gemstones smaller than three carats are very common but gemstones over five carats are rare and therefore have a higher value. Peridot in 10 to 15 carats are even more rare but do provide a big and bold look for an affordable price.
As for our August birthday piece, well it's this gorgeous hand-beaded sterling silver bracelet adorned with Peridot coloured Swarovski crystals which sparkle in the light and finished with a sterling silver puff heart charm.
It is is a beautiful looking piece of jewellery that will make the perfect gift for anyone celebrating a birthday in the month of August and will be loved by any stylish female as part of their jewellery collection.
This bracelet retails at £30 and comes in sizes ranging from kids size 8-13 years through to large – which is a 190mm inner circumference.
However, if you have something else in mind featuring Peridot coloured Swarovski crystals then get in touch. We can discuss your idea with you and bring it to life in a piece of bespoke jewellery