Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 11:51 am by Sara
Whether a Leo or a Virgo, those born in August share the same birthstone: PERIDOT! While other birthstones (like sapphire and topaz) are available in various colors, peridot are always a shade of green! Their lime green color is said to give the wearer influence and to instill power in them. Peridots bring the warmth of light wherever they go, and you will often see this gem combined with others of a contrasting color, like amethyst, citrine or pink tourmaline, creating beautiful arrangements.
Most peridot are found weighing less than 3 carats, but larger ones are much rarer and also much more valuable! Ready to try your luck at mining some? Well, pack your pan and book that ticket to Arizona! Although they’re known as the Copper State and Grand Canyon State, most peridot comes from within Arizona’s borders! Looking for a more exotic trip? China, Myanmar, and Pakistan also have a history with the green gemstone, so you can try your luck there! OR, you can skip the extra travel expenses and come visit a D. Geller and Son showroom near you! We always have a variety of peridot pieces that are perfect for any August birthday or anniversary. With pieces starting under $500, you’re sure to find the perfect gift!