Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

Few gemstones exude the lush, verdant feel of a summer’s day in the way that peridot does. This makes this gem variety of olivine a perfect choice as the August birthstone, as well as an ideal gemstone to wear with a summer wardrobe. This very modern gemstone can trace its popularity at least back to the time of the ancient Romans, who admired the gemstone’s ability to radiate a green shine in any light. For this reason, they called peridot the “emerald of the evening.” Peridot is also one of the only gemstones to come in only one color—vivid green with just a hint of gold, which can vary in shades of yellowish green and olive. The vibrant green of the peridot, with just a small trace of gold, is the perfect gemstone color to go with that weightless summer wardrobe. Come into our store at 1402 Hancock Street, Quincy Center to view our vast selection and to feel the type of service only we can offer. Should you have any questions or concerns please call 617-773-3636.

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