We are in the heat of summer, and the colors of the season couldn’t be any brighter! One hue that’s perfect for summertime is green. It’s said to have the psychological property of creating balance and harmony and is considered to be an emotionally positive color.
Anyone who has a birthday this month should really love green because peridot, a gorgeous olive green gem, is the official birthstone of August. Ancient Egyptians referred to peridot as the “Gem of the Sun.” If you have trouble sleeping, peridot is believed to protect you from nightmares, and if that’s not enough to make you love it, the stunning gemstone is also very on-trend.
If you love pastel shades, green quartz may be just the stone for you. It’s light green and very transparent, so it appears to change color depending on its background. Green quartz is also often thought of as a very spiritual stone, which encourages the wearer to become more in tune with nature and look inward for self-discovery.
If you’re looking for something a little more unique, may I suggest green sapphires? When most people think of sapphires, the traditional blue color comes to mind, but sapphires come in a variety of vibrant colors and many different shades within those color groups. Green sapphires can range from mint green to a deep forest green and everything in between. Each green sapphire is very unique, just like you! Plus, you don’t have to be afraid to wear them because sapphires are a 9 on Mohs scale of hardness, which is just under a diamond. Tom Shane has such a passion for sapphires that he hand-selects each and every one available at Shane Co.