Thursday, August 19, 2010
Green in August: Peridot
Green in August Peridot is the August birthstone. It is the gemstone variety of olivine and is the only gemstone found in meteorites! It only comes in one color - green - but the shade of green will vary depending on how much iron is present. The color can vary from yellow-green to a dark green, similar to emeralds. Metaphysically speaking peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. A very spiritual person can wear peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat and feel its soothing effect. When used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. Here are some beautiful peridot creations by our Jewelry On Etsy team members ... GlitzGlitter created this beautiful peridot focal necklace. The focal is a gorgeous, faceted peridot loosely wirewrapped in sterling silver wire and hanging on a sterling silver chain. OneGarnetGirl created this gorgeous peridot ring in sterling silver CapitalCityCrafts created this gorgeous peridot and pearl necklace in sterling silver cserpent created these white agate earrings with just a hint of peridot in sterling silver beiMondi created this six strand bracelet with peridot chips and navy blue seed beads silversmack created this hammered fine silver necklace with a peridot briolette Be sure to check out all the other gorgeous peridot creations handmade by the Jewelry on Etsy team.