The standard birthstone for next month just happens to be well-represented at Rings & Things. Let’s play with peridot…
Did you know about peridot?
- It’s also known as “Bastard Emerald”
- Peridot is technically a variety of olivine
- It turns out that quite a few “emeralds” in queens’ and kings’ treasuries are actually peridot!
- Peridot is claimed to increase eloquence and remove speech impediments, and, um…oh, what’s that word? (All this info & much more is in our awesome Gemstone Beads Index.)
Some of the styles of peridot that we stock are snazzy enough to wow any Leo/Virgo child of August. You can even tuck a tiny birthday gift or note inside this peridot & sterling ‘wish box’ pendant:
For guys you might prefer going with a chunkier style like these hefty peridot chip beads:
Or you can go really smooth and classic with sleek round peridot beads:
Just bear in mind (and please tell your customers) that peridot is often enhanced in order to smooth out tiny natural irregularities in its surface — So go easy on the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Also shield your peridot from high heat, deep cold, and hammers, okay?
I bet some of you have sold, or been commissioned to make, August birthstone jewelry. You can share your experiences in a comment below!