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August Birthstone Jewelry

Peridot is one of the oldest, most popular gemstones, found set into ancient Egyptian jewelry as early as circa second millennium B.C. This particular Peridot was found by the ancient Egyptians, off the island of what was called Topazios or Zebirget (know named St. Johns), located in the Red Sea, about 50 miles off the Egyptian coast. Legends say that this island was covered in snakes, making it impossible to mine, until a pharaoh drove them into the sea. The name Peridot is said to be derived from the Arabic word, faridat, meaning gem.

In ancient times, Peridots were used as currency and accessories for the pharaohs. Egyptians coined this stone as the "gem of the sun." The ancient Romans coveted its springy yellowish-green tones, calling it the "Evening Emerald." Peridot was used in many medieval churches as beautiful decoration, found in the Cologne Cathedral, as well as throughout Europe.

january


Swing Set.
A cluster of peridot gemstones swings from an isosceles triangle of delicate rope chain. Add lightness to your look with these ethereal earrings.

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Peridot Swing
Earrings $65

january

Understated Chic.
Add subtle sophistication to your everyday outfits with this versatile circle pendant. A perfect circle hangs gracefully from a delicate chain. Round accent stones of peridot add a bit of flair and fun to this timeless style.

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Circle Pendant & Peridot Necklace $85

january

Think Spring.
This whimsical bracelet brings together sterling silver circles and trios of faceted teardrop peridot for a look thatís fresh and lively. A single peridot charm dangles just outside the adjustable chain.

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Peridot Faceted Drops & Sterling Bracelet $225