Celebrated as the birthstone of August, the peridot is a green stone akin to a soft emerald that offers a more neutral hue by comparison but the same incredible lustre.
PurpleMay has taken this popular stone and created a unique set of rings and jewellery that not only showcase the natural beauty of the peridot but also give the wearer the opportunity to express their unique style and taste with beautifully crafted pieces.
History of the peridot
Peridots are said to have taken their name from the Old English word for “gems” while the stones have appeared in locations as far reaching as Central America, the United States and the orient. In ancient history, peridots were believed to ward away nightmares as well as offer healing powers, a popular notion held by the Ancient Egyptians.
Not only have these stones been used for symbolic reasons but they’ve also been used as decorative pieces in ancient churches across Europe, and are believed by some to have been one component of the three gifts carried across the desert by the Magi.
These incredible stones have inspired the imaginations of beholders throughout the ages and now you can own one yourself.
Find your perfect peridot piece from PurpleMay
Peridots showcase a rich history full of varied uses across places and cultures, with PurpleMay taking this one step further by creating unique jewellery you’ll love. Find the perfect item to celebrate your August birthday or find a gift for a friend that they’ll treasure for years to come.
No matter your style, PurpleMay offers Melbourne and Sydney jewellery enthusiasts a selection of expertly crafted jewellery items that will help you or your loved one celebrate their unique style, accompanying you/them throughout life.