Ready for a color that's out of this world? The brilliant lime green to olive green glow of peridot was recently recognized by Pantone as their Color of the Year 2017, "symboliz[ing] the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose."
The birthstone of August, peridot is found in Brazil, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and even right here in the U.S. The popular Mesa Verde peridot is found on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, and small pieces of peridot are found all over Hawaii! But where else can you find it? OUTER SPACE. While many different gems can be found on meteorites, peridot is the only gemstone found in outer space that is large enough to have jewelry made from. Talk about connecting to a larger purpose!
Ancient Egyptians knew Peridot as "the gem of the sun", as the gems were so radiant that they could be found even after nightfall. Today, we call peridot "the evening emerald" because its sparkling green hue looks brilliant any time of day. Whether it's day or night, your peridot jewelry from Nielsen's Jewelers will look beautiful and shine bright.
A deep history of folklore also surrounds the peridot stone. Its lightness is said to help with the effects of depression by countering negative emotions and soothing the soul. Its brilliance is said to be calming, and it promotes feelings of well-being and love. With your new peridot jewelry, you'll be able to see your own light—and others will too!
Let your light shine bright this August—stop in to Nielsen's Jewelers today to view our fine selection of peridot jewelry.
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