Birthstone Month August - Peridot
Ever wondered what to buy for the birthstone month of August. The peridot represents this month and may
also be used as a gemstone to represent the 1st wedding anniversary.
We hope these suggestions will help you...
Look for a bookmark that is encrusted with peridot stones. Ideal as a gift for someone who enjoys reading.
Birthstone Month August - Peridot Jewelry
There are some very pretty pieces of jewelry to choose from. Including pendants, earrings and
Click on the image above to view more jewelry.
Fair Trade Peridot Jewelry
Peridot jewelry is also available from companies that specialize in Fair Trade products. These products are just
as pretty and you have the satisfaction of knowing that the person who made it was given a fair price.
Peridot Cuff Links
Buy a man peridot cuff links and maybe add a tie pin to make it a set. Complete the gift with a shirt to
compliment the color of the peridot.
Paperweights are available to purchase that represent the birthstones for each month. This would make an unusual
gift for the person receiving the gift.
Find a lime green colored vase. See what exotic flowers you can come up with to go in it.
Purchase a bouquet of flowers in shades of green. Place in a nice colored vase to make it more special.
Peridot is the gem quality variety of forsterite olivine. The name of the gemstone is believed to come from
either the French word peritot meaning 'unclear' or the Arabic word faridat meaning 'gem'.
Peridots are one of the few gemstones that come in only one color. The depth of green depends on how much iron
is contained in the crystal structure, and varies from yellow-green to olive to brownish green. Peridot is also
often referred to as "poor man's emerald".
Gem quality peridot is rather rare. Peridot crystals have been found in iron-nickel meteorites. It is found in
Brazil, Upper Burma, Minas Gerais and Egypt .
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