August Birthstone: Peridot

Our August Birthstone Jewelry features beautiful Swarovski Peridot Crystals, and if your birthday is this month, Happy Birthday!

Birthstone Jewelry is a popular and thoughtful gift, not just for someone celebrating their birthday in August, but for anyone on your gift list. The stunning Swarovski Peridot Crystals in the August collection will add just the perfect touch to a favorite outfit and will bring you many compliments!

Peridot is a beautiful, soft and cool green color, a perfect contrast to the usual hot "dog days" of August that we have here in Pennsylvania. The sparkling Swarovski Crystals will help you to think cool even when the temperature soars!

The idea of twelve gemstones for the twelve months dates to Biblical times. In the Old Testament Book of Exodus, the Breastplate of Aaron, a high priest, included twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament Book of Revelations, twelve gemstones are listed in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.

In 1870 the world-famous Tiffany's published a poem linking the months of the year with a birthstone. While the poem was likely a marketing promotion for the famous New York Jeweler, it has survived and is quoted today. The verse for August is: 

Wear a Sardonyx or for thee,

No conjugal felicity;

The August-born without this stone,

“Tis said, must live unloved and lone.

And in 1912, the American Jewelry Association published a list of the monthly birthstones, which remain valid today and lists Peridot as the contemporary selection for August.

Here are several pieces from our August Birthstone Jewelry Collection:

            Three Bead Peridot Earrings            Peridot and Flower Silver Earrings  

 Three Bead Birthstone Earrings        Peridot and Flower Earrings


                  Gold August Birthstone Pendant                    Gold August Birthstone Earrings

Gold August Birthstone Pendant         Gold August Birthstone Earrings

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Barbara Buchanan blogs on Life and Adventures as Entrepreneurs