We’ve all been there – wandering aimlessly around a crowded
August babies will make others green with envy with peridot as their gemstone.
You can immediately narrow the field by going for a glittering gift
1. An awesome alternative
We all know how much you guys love a glittering piece of gold or superb slice of silver, but when you’re looking for something that little bit more unique, peridot is the way to go. It was called the ‘Gem Of The Sun’ by the ancient Egyptians, according to the Gemological Institute of America. Those guys reckoned it would keep evil spirits at bay and even prevent the wearer from suffering nightmares – though we can’t guarantee that peridot does such things, it’s reason enough to give it a chance!
Peridot is a known for its deep, green hue, and this can vary from stone to stone. Sometimes, that colour is pale, almost opaque, but peridot can also come in a gorgeous, deep green akin to emerald. It’s of a moderate hardness (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale), so is pretty robust and easy to care for – what’s not to love?
2. Making the extra effort
Picking peridot over the more traditional gemstones will show that you’ve gone the extra mile when perusing your local Showcase Jewellers store. You’ll be giving a thoughtful, timeless gift that’s personal to
3. Colour me green
We’ve already waxed lyrical about the grandiose green associated
Of course, we at Showcase Jewellers are about more than simply peridot, no matter how much we might love it. We’ve got a jewellery collection for every month of the year, so whether you’re shopping for a March maiden or an April angel, we’ll have something for you. Be sure to contact our expert team to find out more – and make August awesome!