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August Means Peridot

Time is flying by – we can’t believe it’s already August! That means perfect weather, enjoying the wonderful outdoors and seeing “green”. Not green with envy, mind you, but seeing all the greens on full display outside our windows. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why peridot is the birthstone for the month of August …

For those who aren’t familiar with this gemstone, peridot is a gorgeous green stone that emits a warm glow when the light hits it. Its soothing green color evokes a sense of calmness and serenity, something we could all use a little bit of from time to time. Peridot is sometimes mistaken for emerald, but its color is softer in intensity and has more of an olive hue than that of emerald. Its natural earthy green tones make it a unique and perfect gift for the nature-lovers among us. 

Peridot has a rich history. Its popularity dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt. Some historians believe that the stunning green gems commonly associated with Cleopatra were actually peridot and not emerald. It is the national gem of Egypt where it is often referred to as “the Gem of the Sun”. But you don’t have to be Cleopatra to be a “Peridot Princess”. We’ve got the perfect peridot piece in-stock now that is sure to light up her eyes when she sees it. So whether you are shopping for you or a special someone, Thomas Hunn is where to go for your peridot. Even better, we’re offering 15% off all in-stock peridot items through the month of August 2021, so if you haven’t had a chance to visit us yet this summer, now’s the time! We have lots to show you and don’t forget – if you don’t see exactly what you want, we can order it in. Hope to see you soon!

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