It’s August, and the peridot is the birthstone of the month. If you aren’t familiar with the gemstone, you aren’t alone – but this exquisite jewel has been a favorite of the rich and powerful for thousands of years. The peridot is thought to be one of the gems on the ancient breastplate of the Biblical tribes of Israel. It was also was sought after by Egyptians for its purported healing properties and good luck. In fact, many experts believe that the vaults of emerald that Cleopatra was famous for may have in fact been peridot. And while Al’s Florist doesn’t sell rare gemstones, we do create exotic and coveted arrangements sure to impress the honoree. The peridot stone presents in colors ranging from lime green to olive green, most with an overall yellowish tint. Therefore, when choosing a birthday bouquet for your August celebrants, staying within this color palette is a beautiful way to fuse the tradition of the birthstone with exquisite birthday floral designs.
While you may think the rare green of the gem to be hard to match with s, in actuality there are several gorgeous blooms that showcase the hue. One of the most exotic is the green cymbidium orchid, whose beauty is just as renowned as the peridot. Coupled with the luxurious green hydrangea, these s create an eye-catching display. We added a splash of festive yellow and orange for a truly celebratory design. Because peridot is known to pair well with pastels in the fashion world, we partnered the vibrant shade with pink lilies and gerbera daisies, for a vivid summer bouquet that will be the life of the party.
If you want to send your August-born loved one a custom design inspired by their birthstone, call or stop into Al’s Florist today. Peridot green or any color of the rainbow – we’ve got the floral arrangements and bouquets they’ll love.