August Birthstone: Peridot
This month the spotlight is on peridot, which symbolises strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. In fact, Peridot is sometimes mistaken for emeralds and other green gems.
One famous large peridot gem adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the cathedral at Cologne was, for centuries, believed to be an emerald, and only identified as peridot late in the last century. A few jewellery historians are now convinced that some, or possibly all of the emeralds Cleopatra was famous for wearing, were not actually emeralds.
Peridot is generally more affordable than emerald jewellery, making it an ideal gift for those born in August. At Grays you will find lots of beautiful peridot jewellery, here are a few of our top picks...
|Victorian peridot & gold bracelet, offered by Spectrum|
|Victorian peridot & diamond ring, offered by Emmy Abe|
|1940s peridot & diamond ring, offered by Leila in the Mews|
|3ct peridot stone on diamond shoulders and platinum ring, offered by Maria Perez|
|Victorian necklace peridot & pearl, offered by DB Gems|
|Edwardian pendant, peridot and diamonds, offered by Alice Gulesserian|