The stone of August: peridot, light through green
August is the month of intense, bright colors and light that recharges us.
So the stone of this month is olivine or peridot. Its color is very particular because, despite the yellow shades, the intense olive green prevails.
It is a gem known already in ancient times. It is, in fact, mentioned in various passages of the Bible with the old name of Chrysolithus and was famous for protecting from evil spirits and darkness.
Peridot belongs to the Silicates group and is an idiochromatic gem; it takes its color from the mineral's basic composition and not from the impurities it may contain.
The area of choice for the extraction of peridot is Zabargad Island, about 89 km from the Egyptian coast on the Red Sea. The largest deposit in the world is in Arizona in the San Carlos Apache Reservation. Other significant deposits are in China, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.
Its intense color and the vital force that emanates bind it to the heart's fourth chakra. It is a stone that opens to positivity, change, and deep knowledge of oneself.
For the cover, we have chosen a composition of white gold and diamonds made by the Biscioni Workshop. A wonderful creation of mini jewelry wearable on any occasion.
The history of Biscioni Gioielli started in 1871, and it's a tale about tradition and craftsmanship, intertwined to form a design whose contours are the same as the Florence skyline.
In a market-oriented foreign production, Biscioni Gioielli still crafts its jewels in its artisan workshop on Ponte Vecchio, faithful to its Italian excellence roots.
Jewels are the opportunity to hold a dream in your hands, wear it, and recognize it in the admiring gaze of those who see it—a hidden yet full of meanings treasure.