The dog days of August are upon us and it’s time for some R & R. I love the sounds of the surf at the seashore with a good book, but I also love to celebrate August birthdays with friends and family. The traditional birthstone for August is peridot, which comes in luscious, cooling shades of green. In the past, peridot was sometimes mistaken for emeralds! These days, green is such a sought-after shade, you can feel free to select from a number of lovely green gemstones. In addition to peridot and emerald, we have jewelry with green amethyst, jade, green onyx, and more. Whether you choose something to gift for an August birthday, or just want to add something new and pretty to your own wardrobe, take a look at some of my favorites, sure to cap off your wish-it-was-endless summer.
Sparkling peridot marquis cuts surround a center of diamonds in a darling daisy motif:
Faceted peridot beads adorn a generous teardrop in these sensational earrings:
Trillion cut peridot studs are as fresh as a new green leaf:
What could be better for a birthday gift than a bracelet already tied with a bow?
The beautiful pale seafoam green of prasiolite, also known as green amethyst really shines in the artistic checkerboard faceted cushion cuts in this dreamy suite by designer Lorenzo:
A matching pendant completes the look:
Shop our selection of peridot and green gemstone jewelry now, and you are sure to find the soothing sea foam or new leaf green to make your summer really shine.