Historically called "Olivine," due to its calming translucent hues of green, peridot gemstones have been worn for thousands of years by those looking to add good fortune and bliss to their world. Known as a stone of both happiness and prosperity, Deelytes Collections peridot jewelry collection represents the August birthstone and is a popular gift for push presents as well as 16th wedding anniversaries.
Peridot jewelry stands out for many reasons. It is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color, a distinct olive green. It's also only one of two gemstones formed below the earth's crust. Peridot forms in magma in the upper mantle and only comes to the surface through volcanic or seismic activity. It has a strong correlation with ancient Egypt, where it was mined on a small island off the coast as far back as 3,500 years ago. It's even believed by some historians that Cleopatra's famous emeralds were actually peridot stones!
Widely adored by women for many centuries, peridot jewelry is known to assist with problems associated with aging and used for cellular rejuvenation, giving the skin a glowing hue. Peridot derives from the Arabic word "faridate," meaning precious stone and received this name approximately two hundred years ago. Although August birthstone jewelry was once called "Olivine" due to its luxurious hues of green, the color may range from light-yellow green to a brown-green. The August birthstone is most commonly found in Brazil, Pakistan, Australia, Ireland and Egypt. The earliest records of peridot jewelry date back as early as the Bible. Long known as an "Evening Emerald" because of the intense green glow the stone exudes under artificial light, peridot is softer than emerald gemstones in color. Peridot gemstones found in larger carat size are extremely rare. Stones beyond eight carats are either collector items or shown in museums such as the Museum of Natural History in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Known to bring good fortune, especially for those doing spiritual work on themselves, August birthstone jewelry aids in increased self-esteem and riding you of pain and guilt of past experiences, allowing you to move forward with your life in a positive manner.
Whether you want a gemstone with a brilliant flash of color or a birthstone to commemorate an August birthday, you'll find a beautiful selection of peridot jewelry right here. Sleep soundly knowing that your peridot jewelry is as beautiful as you are! Peridot jewelry is a flattering choice for yourself and for your loved ones.