August's Birthstone: The Peridot Collection

August's Birthstone: The Peridot Collection

August Birthstone: Peridot

Introducing peridot: the birthstone for August. Peridot's delicate shade of light green makes it unique as it is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one colour. This special gemstone is associated with qualities such as protection, good fortune, and healing, making it a lovely choice for gifting.

Peridot is formed deep within the Earth's mantle and brought to the surface by volcanic activity or tectonic movements.

Otiumberg's Peridot Jewellery

Our peridot jewellery collection includes the elegant Bamboo solid gold ring and the solid gold peridot Initial Pendant - both beautifully handcrafted for a lifetime of wear from 100% recycled 9 karat gold.

Alternatively, if you would like to invest in a more colourful design that includes peridot our rainbow jewellery collection is a beautiful choice. Discover our rainbow huggie hoop earrings in both silver and gold, and our rainbow initial pendant.

The History of Peridot Gemstones

The ancient Egyptians were the first to mine peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun" and believed it protected against evil spirits. The name "peridot" is believed to have originated from the Arabic word "faridat," which means "gem." Today Peridot is the national gem for Egypt and worldwide it is prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history.

Rainbow Initial Pendant on our Figaro Chain

Peridot Initial Pendant on our Electric Chain

Caring for your Peridot jewels

While Peridot is a relatively durable gemstone it is still susceptible to scratching so should be worn with care. In order to keep it looking its best, clean your peridot jewels with warm, soapy water and avoid using ultrasonic and steam cleaners. For further advice on caring for your peridot jewellery please get in touch with our team.

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