Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August - Peridot

August's birthstone is Peridot - say it with me - Pair-uh-doe.

Peridot is a beautiful stone, the best known gem variety of olivine. Some historians believe that some of the "emeralds" worn by Cleopatra were actually peridot. Peridot is worn not only for its beauty, but also for the belief it is supposed to bring the wearer success, peace, and good luck.

Here are some stunning examples of jewelry I have found online that use peridot, or use a classic peridot color in their designs.

Peridot Stacking Ring Set - BlackLotusDesign

Apple Tree of Life - wearmejewels

Spring Blooming Vine Necklace - SimplyAdorning

Peridot chainmaille Sterling Silver earrings - Cheli

Dramatic Dimensonal Filigree Medallion Necklace with Intaglio - Dawno

Life is But a Dream...Peridot Vesuvianite Green Tourmaline Vermeil Gold Filled Drama Filled Signature Original Draped Gemstone Scrolled Necklace - bellajewels

Now that you have seen these beautiful designs, I know you are itching to get your hands on some peridot, or some peridot colored glass/crystals. Where can you get them??

4-4.5mm Peridot Rounds - On Sale! - ArtBeads

Bead, Gemstone, Chips (Peridot) - Rings & Things

Swarovski Art 6007 Peridot 7x4mm 20 beads - BeadinPath

5 Strands Carmina Glass Pearls, Peridot (026), graduated 6 to 12mm 16 inch SedonaStones

Now I know you are itching to make your own desings using peridot - why not post a link when you are finished and share your work with everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Tish! Thank you so much for showing my necklace with the other beautiful pieces you've listed!