The Last Leg of Summer

We know you’re reading this, enjoying the summer heat. Maybe you’re lying by the pool, or lounging on the pontoon. You’re probably thinking, “Wow, how is it August? How has this summer flown by?” You’re missing June, when summer was new, when you were dreading the coming of August. You’re getting those end of summer blues, but there’s still so much to do; it’s not Labor Day quite yet. So while you’re thinking about everything that must be done, the beaches that must be laid by, the concerts that need to be seen, remember that the skies are still blue, and the grass is still as green as the August birthstone, peridot.¬†

August’s Birthstone is
Peridot 
Peridot is believed to be one of the oldest gemstones used in jewelry. Ancient Egyptians have been using the gemstone as early as 1500 B.C. The Egyptians called these green stones the “gems of the sun”. Today, peridot symbolizes love, truth, faithfulness, and loyalty. The energy from peridot is said to suppress ego and jealousy. Peridot helps bring its wearer closer to nature and help them to be successful in their endeavors.
August Fun Facts
  • -The Smithsonian currently houses the world’s largest peridot. The stone is 34.65 carats.
  • -Miners have to dig extremely deep to find peridot. It is buried deep under the igneous rocks, especially in areas where there has recently been a volcanic eruption.
  • -Like all other gemstones, a peridot’s value is graded on four things – color, cut, clarity, and carat weight. Wondering what your piece is worth? Bring it in for an appraisal!
  • -Because of the peridot’s lime green color, many of our ancestors believed it was able to glow in the dark!

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