Embracing August Birthstone: The Radiant Peridot

Embracing August Birthstone: The Radiant Peridot

Welcome to Martin Busch Jewelers! This month, we're delighted to highlight the enchanting peridot, the birthstone for August. Known for its vibrant green hue and fascinating history, peridot has captured hearts for centuries with its unique charm and significance.

History and Significance

Peridot's history dates back over 4,000 years, making it one of the oldest known gemstones. Ancient Egyptians referred to peridot as the "gem of the sun" due to its golden-green glow, believing it brought power and good fortune to its wearer. Cleopatra herself adored peridot and even mistakenly called it emerald in her collection.

In medieval Europe, peridot was believed to dispel evil spirits and bring the wearer good luck, health, and prosperity. Today, peridot continues to be cherished for its natural beauty and positive energy.

Characteristics and Appeal

Peridot is a gem-quality variety of olivine, formed deep within the Earth's mantle and brought to the surface through volcanic activity. Its distinctive green color ranges from yellowish-green to olive green, with the most prized stones exhibiting a vibrant lime-green hue.

Aside from its captivating color, peridot is known for its excellent clarity and brilliance. It ranks 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it suitable for various jewelry types, from rings to earrings and necklaces.

Jewelry Featuring Peridot

At Martin Busch Jewelers, we offer a splendid collection of peridot jewelry that celebrates August birthdays or any special occasion with elegance and style. Explore our range of designs, including:

  • Peridot Rings: Whether set in a classic solitaire style or surrounded by diamonds for extra sparkle, peridot rings are a stunning choice.

  • Peridot Necklaces: Delicate pendants or statement necklaces adorned with peridot add a touch of freshness and sophistication to any ensemble.

  • Peridot Earrings: From simple studs to intricate drop earrings, peridot earrings illuminate the face with their vibrant green color.

  • Peridot Bracelets: A peridot bracelet featuring these luminous gemstones is a perfect accessory to complement any wrist.

Caring for Your Peridot Jewelry

To preserve the beauty and longevity of your peridot jewelry, it's essential to handle them with care. Clean your peridots gently using mild soap and lukewarm water, and avoid exposing them to harsh chemicals or sudden temperature changes. Store your peridot jewelry separately from other pieces to prevent scratches and maintain their brilliance over time.


Whether you're celebrating a loved one's August birthday or treating yourself to a timeless treasure, peridot jewelry from Martin Busch Jewelers embodies beauty, vitality, and positivity. Discover our exquisite collection of peridot jewelry to find the perfect piece that resonates with your unique style and personality.

Visit Martin Busch Jewelers today to explore the allure of peridot and experience the craftsmanship that transforms these radiant gemstones into cherished works of art.