As August unfolds with its warm days and long summer nights, what’s better than the stunning peridot to represent the month? Let's explore the history, significance and why it's the perfect gem for those born in August.

Peridot Birthstone Jewellery


Peridot, often referred to as the "evening emerald" thanks to its lustrous green colour, is a captivating gemstone that has been treasured for centuries. This striking green gem is a variety of the mineral olivine and is known for its unique colour.

Peridot History

The history of peridot is rich and intriguing. Ancient Egyptians, who believed peridot to be the "gem of the sun," often used it as protection against nightmares. The Romans, on the other hand, called it the "emerald of the evening" for its radiant green colour. Legends even tell of peridot adorning the shrines of Hawaiian goddess Pele, symbolising her tears.

Peridot Symbolism

Peridot is often associated with healing, protection, and positive energy. It is believed to bring harmony to relationships and foster emotional balance. The gem is also thought to have the power to ward off negative energies and bring luck to its wearer.

Peridot Jewellery at Abbott Lyon

We are committed to quality craftsmanship and timeless designs, our collection of peridot jewellery pieces are perfect for celebrating August birthdays or for adding charm to your daily style.

Peridot, with its rich history, profound symbolism, and refreshing green tones, perfectly embodies the spirit of August. Whether you're celebrating an August birthday or simply looking to embrace these exquisite gemstones, our birthstone jewellery collection offers a range of choices.

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