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Birthstone Inspiration for August: Peridot Green Mosaic Pendant

Peridot Green Mosaic Pendant for an August Birthday by Margaret Almon
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Peridot Green Mosaic Pendant for an August Birthday by Margaret Almon

 

Next in my birthstone color series is August’s  Peridot green.  Peridot is said to glow with its own inner light, called “gem of the sun” by the Egyptians.  One of the most delightful thing about glass is a similar inner light, and this necklace definitely glows.

For the history, mythology and chemistry of each stone, check out the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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8 comments

  1. TRR says:

    Is this for sale? August is my birth month. I usually don’t find peridot very alluring, but this is beautiful. The colors are vibrant and deep.

  2. Gen says:

    Gorgeous! I love, love, love, the eye candy you have here! I make lampwork beads because I like sparkly shiny things, and playing with fire is fun. 🙂 I’ll be back!

  3. Holly says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love all things green, and when I was a kid I always wished my birthday were in August instead of July because of the peridot.

  4. Judith says:

    Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess.

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