To all the DelBrenna divas born in August: your birthstones are peridot, spinel, and sardonyx!

Shimmering, kelly-green peridot inspires an open heart, attracts abundance, family harmony, and good luck. Also called the "evening emerald," this gemstone is considered to be a symbol of joy, growth, and renewal.

Spinel appears in a variety of colors, including pink, blue, purple, and black. However, the brilliant reds are most popular—referred to as "flame spinel." They inspire great passion, devotion, and longevity.

Continue reading to discover more about these gems and how we use them in our handmade jewels here at DelBrenna. 

Peridot and delbrenna jewelry

Mined in Egypt since 3500 B.C., peridot was often confused with other gems such as topaz and emerald. Some historians think that Cleopatra's famous emerald collection may have been peridot. The word "peridot" drives from the Arabic "faridat," which means gem. In medieval times, peridot was valuable and often used in priests' jewelry and on the chalices in the churches of Europe. Peridot is thought to be a talisman, protecting the wearer from evil and night spirits.

If August is your birth month, contact our customer care: we would be thrilled to create a custom design in peridot, just for you! We also have a few options of peridot into our ready-to-wear silver collections.

Our Rose Window pendant features navette-shaped peridot in its gorgeous design. The shimmering light green gem stands out next to red garnets, purple amethyst, and rose quartz: the composition is always different!

We also have some less characteristic and very beautiful heat-treated dark evergreen-hued peridots in our Megani collection. Contact us for more information! 

DelBrenna jewelry & spinel 

You may remember that we have used black spinel in our tassel collection, there is only one left! A whimsical cascade of tiny gemstones hanging on a long chain as a pendant: if you like the idea, we can always bring back the tassel design exclusively for you! From this year, we will design jewelry with spinel only on request. If you are a fan of spinel as August birthstone, we'd be happy to craft a one-of-a-kind piece just for you! Contact us, and we will source the finest and most distinctive hue of spinel to craft your dream design. 

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