August Birthstones – Peridot, the green dream gemstone & fabulous Spinel
- by shoprmc gems
Peridot is a truly remarkable stone. The birthstone for August, this very beautiful gemstone almost monopolizes the green spectrum. It's translucent, making it a fabulous display gem or pendants, brooches, bracelets, and rings.
The peridot birthstone symbolizes strength and is even said to protect the wearer from nightmares. The gemstone is also said to be the tears of the volcano goddess Pele.
Spinel is an ancient gemstone, which comes in a vast assortment of different colors, including red, pink, orange, purple, and a range of blue spectrum colors.
The name spinel comes from the Latin word for "thorn", derived from the shape of its crystals. This extraordinary gemstone appears in crowns our FAQ and other royal jewelry. The British Imperial State Crown features a very large spinel gemstone set in a Maltese cross configuration of diamonds.
Peridot gemstones can come in a stunning range of styles and designs. The very pale green works brilliantly with gold, diamonds, and any other contrasting gemstone. That's one of the reasons peridot is so popular with jewelers; it’s a naturally bright, attractive gemstone.
Spinel as a birthstone
Spinel is traditionally believed to refer to devotion and longevity. Like other birthstones, meanings and interpretations may differ across cultures. Spinel is also believed to relate to root chakra, supporting energy and stamina.
Aesthetically, spinel is also unique. Spinel is cut in a very wide range of traditional styles, including heart, cushion, and round. The multifaceted nature of spinel matches it an excellent match for other high-quality gemstones
Shopping for peridot and aquamarine
If you've never shopped for birthstones before, a few useful tips:
- You can buy peridot and spinel as individual gemstones for special custom-made jewelry.
- You should be able to get good competitive discounts from leading suppliers.
- Look at the complete range of different gemstone cuts and styles available. With peridot and spinel, these are truly amazing selections of design options.
- Different styles and cuts offer a very wide range of possibilities for jewelry design.
The good news for consumers is that peridot and spinel are not particularly expensive gemstones for most types of basic jewelry. If you're looking for peridot earrings or similar smaller pieces of spinel jewelry, you will find a fabulous range from which to choose.
Larger gemstones, however, are obviously more expensive. Another possible issue regarding availability is high demand, due to the popularity of peridot as a designer gemstone.
The best option is to start with evaluating and comparing prices. You can get some very good deals on peridot with a bit of browsing online. The bottom line, however, is that the major suppliers are generally better as a first place to start shopping. They usually have a much wider range of gemstones and can show you a good indicative price range for all sizes of gems.
RMC is a leading supplier of jewelry worldwide. If you're looking for peridot and bloodstone, we can help you with that. We need to do is call us, talk to our friendly experts, and will be happy to provide any guidance and help you need.