August Birthstone, Another Trifecta Gem Month – Peridot, Sardonyx, and Spinel.

Peridot is a dynamic yellow-green gem found in volcanic rock. The most sought-after stones are bright olive greens and the lest desired are browner in color. Even the browner colored stones will be mostly green. Peridot is found in several places in the United States including Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada, New Mexico and Hawaii. It is also found in Pakistan, South Africa, Mexico, Kenya, Egypt and several other countries. Peridot is formed deep down in the Earth’s mantle and is brought up by volcanic activity.

Sardonyx is a type of onyx it is made up of rows of white onyx and red sard, a carnelian. Sardonyx has widely been used in the making of cameos and other brooches. Sardonyx has widely been prized metaphysically for happiness, confidence, and optimism. The most prized Sardonyx comes from India, but it can also be found in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Germany, and Uruguay. Sardonyx is not typically used in high fashion jewelry but is widely used in bracelets and pendants.
Spinel has been used in some of the most famous jewelry collections in the world, including the British Crown Jewels and the French Crown Jewels. Spinels come in a variety of colors but the most coveted is red, similar to rubies. In fact, ages ago spinels were not considered to be different from rubies and many old rubies upon further inspection are actually spinels. Spinels in modern times are often used as alternatives to rubies as they are not as expensive.
If you think that any of these three gems would be a fit for you we can custom design a ring, pendant, earring, or just about any jewelry item for you. All design and manufacturing are executed in-house. We have complete control of the manufacturing and design process and you get a specific designer that will work with you from start to finish.  We can custom design jewelry in person or through our convenient online form or by phone at (210) 490-2404. We can work with just about any budget and offer to finance.

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