Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Month of the Peridot

This month's birthstone is peridot. Peridot is unusual in the gem world because it really only comes in one color: olive green. However that color does vary based on how much iron is in the stone, and it can range from yellow-green to brownish green. Peridot is associated with dignity and success, and because of its green color has also been linked to nature in many ancient cultures. In olden times miners would search for the stone at night, believing that the light of the moon made it easier to find. A unique stone perfect for people born in this unique month! Happy birthday to all of you born in August! :)

Vintage 1940s Van Dell Peridot Brooch by laurenrosedesign

Chartreuse Chandeliers Letterpress Coasters by missive

Bright Green Aloe Patterns 8x10 Print by amefaust

Herb the Garden Bunny Faux Fur Plushie by Zygopsyche

Key Lime Cathedral Window Pillow Cover by warmnfuzzies

Cinnamon Pine Shea Butter Soap by BLSoaps

You can also check out the full sized Etsy treasury here! Have a great day! :)


  1. Awwww Herb the Garden Bunny is the cutest EVER

  2. Thank you so much for the feature! You have chosen some beautiful items!

  3. Your choices are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for choosing our Cinnamon Pine Soaps to be among them!

  4. oooh, lovely color - and great picks! Love that bunny :D

  5. August birthday for me!
    Lovely lovely collection for peridot.

  6. In August, as well! :) I hated my birthstone growing up. I was like, "Green??" "I hate the color green!" I used to wish for Sapphire.

    Now, I love it!
    Thanks for sharing!


  7. oh my. that peridot brooch!! wow. wonderful finds.

  8. Lovely features - I adore peridot! Here's another etsy treasury that celebrates that color. :D

  9. Thanks everybody! I'm glad you liked today's post! :)

    Melody & BlenderBach - I LOVE that bunny! Isn't he the cutest? :)

    Tiffany & Body Language Soaps - You are very welcome! :)

    Stacey, Beyond Magical, & Michele Maule - Happy Birthday! :D

    ana - Isn't that piece beautiful? I had to include it! :)

    aquariann - Thanks! Off to check your out! :)



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