Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

Peridot is a well-known gemstone with a history that dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt. Its color ranges from light green to deep olive green, and it often has a yellowish tint. The most beautiful peridot gemstones, ones fit for a Pharaoh, have a deep olive-green color with good color saturation and excellent clarity. … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

Peridot History Shimmering, pale green peridot--often called the evening emerald--is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word "peridot" can be pronounced as "PAIR-uh-doe" or "PAIR-uh-dot." While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions … Continue reading Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

August Birthstone: Sardonyx

Sardonyx History Sardonyx can be traced back four thousand years to Ancient Egypt. For most of its history, this stone has been used to create cameos and intaglios. In Ancient Rome, women wore sardonyx necklaces with cameos of Venus in hopes of harnessing the power of the goddess of love. It was also common for … Continue reading August Birthstone: Sardonyx