There’s something to be said about a gemstone that travels billions of miles through the universe, riding a meteorite to destination Earth, where it ultimately finds a resting place upon a luxurious piece of fine jewelry. Although not all peridot comes from meteorites, we believe this fine gem’s trademark olive-green captures the essence of its out-of-this-world style. If its charming aesthetic appeal is not enough to win you over, the birthstone of August also packs a powerful punch in astrology.
Peridot seems to have many ties with heavenly properties. Besides having been found in space traveling meteorites, this fantastic gemstone has been known to glow under starlight, earning its nickname ‘The Evening Emerald’. Perhaps this is more than coincidence? According to Birthstone Zodiac, peridot is also associated with the less tangible qualities of peace, good fortune and happiness. The American Gem Society reports, “The gem is said to host magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares and to bring the wearer power, influence, and a wonderful year.”
But how does this beautiful gemstone grow to be so powerful? The secret might be in its creation. Earth grown peridot typically forms deep inside the planet where it waits to be carried to the surface by volcanoes. This means that if your peridot didn’t come from outer space, then it has still travelled through the center of the Earth and made an amazing entrance to our planet’s surface via volcano. We believe both types tell an impressive story.
Between peridot’s color, background story and potential powers, we think it makes an ideal addition to handcrafted Italian Jewelry. For example, these exciting 18kt white gold earrings showcase 13.36cts of custom cut semiprecious stones, including amethyst, blue topaz, peridot and citrine, and are surrounded by 2.63cts of sparkling diamonds.
If this intriguing gemstone is calling your name, be sure to explore shop.ZYDOamerica.com where we have several pieces of exclusive fine jewelry featuring all kinds of colorful stones, including peridot, throughout our collection. This might be the perfect moment to find a ring, pendant, or pair of earrings that will give your favorite outfits an out-of-this-world style boost.