I’m writing this week’s blog from the dining room looking out into the garden. The sun has disappeared, it’s pouring with rain, and my lawn has never been happier! My Cairns are certainly more content now that the temperature has dropped. They have a new lease of life, and are sprinting in every direction. They’ve also got back into the habit of taking and hiding socks – so they’re well and truly back on form!
So, August is upon us which means it’s time to take a look at the birthstone for the month, which is Peridot. It’s a beautiful member of the gem family and is certainly worthy of birthstone status.
It’s a fabulous gem and is one of the few that can only be found in one colour, although the colour does vary from yellow, to olive, to brownish green! The intensity and tint of green will vary depending on the percentage of iron in the crystal structure. It’s the national gemstone of Egypt, but the name comes from the French word Peritot which means ‘gold’ as the mineral can lean towards this colour.
A few designs which have really caught our eye celebrate the more familiar lush green we so often associate with this striking gemstone.
Firstly, the 2.5ct Peridot and Diamond accent cocktail ring in 9ct gold. This piece of jewellery is simply breathtaking. The oval cut stone measures an impressive 10mm x 8mm, and if that weren’t enough is finished off perfectly with a trilogy of diamonds in each shoulder. Wow!
Then there’s the 2ct Peridot Oval Halo Ring in Sterling Silver. The vibrant green is set off beautifully against the white metal, and I love the use of white topaz which frames the stone to perfection. Certainly a design that will be noticed and admired. I also think the price on this is astonishing.
Stunning designs to maybe treat some one to, especially if it’s their birthstone, or maybe for you to wear if someone special in your life celebrates their birthday in August.
So many wonderful designs of jewellery to find at QVC, and as always you have the peace of mind of your 30 day money back guarantee.
Take care and you soon.