Peridots and Colorful Sands
As we are in August I am brining to the surface lush green peridots that are the representatives of this time of the year. As birthstones for this month peridots surrender to the most beautiful grass green color bringing revitalization and warding off evil spirits.
With its vivid green color, Peridot is a stone so ancient and yet still so popular today. Being called the “Emerald of the Evening” it has radiant green glow which does not change in artificial light. The name Peridot derives from the Greek word “peridona” meaning “to give richness”. Found to be a stress healer of relationships, protect against nightmares, and another favorite for the ladies, slows down the aging of the wearer.
Many people now believe that Cleopatra's famous "emerald" jewels were in fact peridot.
I will share with you a few of my favorite designs with this magnificent jungle green.
Hermmelle demonstrated their exceptional craftsmanship introducing non precious metals like aluminum, wood and iron. Working with aluminum it has never been easy but the good factor is that it can be adonized into a variety of colors displaying magnificent texture. Anodizing it’s an electrochemical process that results in a protective or decorative coating on metal that produces brilliant colors.(pic 1)
For a new decade and beyond Verdura has been creating amazing colored gem pieces , the ones that I am focusing today are the ones displaying green peridots.
I am definitely in love with the Peridot bead necklace by Verdura. Containing eight strands of various shaped peridot beads be a perfect adornment for the summerish garden party. Full of green color and different shapes can decorate your neckline as an outburst of a tropical paradise.(pic 6)
This season a pair of 18 k Gold or Platinum pear shaped drop earrings will be a fantastic choice. The Flame Peridot earrings by Verdura with their suspendered 34.64 ct peridot are such an interesting innovative design.(9 pic)
The unfolding of peridots on natural sandy beaches
There are only five green sand beaches in the world. These are Papakolea Beach, Hawaii Talofofo Beach, Guam; Punta Cormorant of Floreana Island, Galapagos, Hornindalsvatnet, Norway and Lanzarote in Canary Islands
Papakolea coast in Hawaii reveals the most beautiful rich green sands. Mahana Beach is one of the few green sand beaches in the world. The beach it’s rich in the mineral olivine (Gem-quality olivine is known as peridot, the August birthstone). Olivine is a common mineral component of Hawaiian lavas and one of the first crystals to form as magma cools.
Locals refer to peridot as the “Hawaiian Diamond,”
In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Hele who is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Pele was described as “The one that shapes the sacred land,” and her personality was known to be both abundant and dangerous as the lava.
Always considered dream to visit for all of us but this area will be the most fantastic journey for gem lovers and explorers.
Talofofo Beach may look humble, but it gets its green color from tiny Olivine (Peridot) crystals eroded from Basalt Lava same like the previews one.
Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island, on a beach which has olivine (peridot) as its main component, giving the sand is an olive-green color. The landscape on this island is quite different from other islands—instead of having one or two big volcanoes, it has several cones which fused together to form this island.
In Lanzarote Canary Islands the story it’s a little bit different you could find the beautiful green gem hidden inside the black lava rock. From the distance can look like an ordinary black rock but actually has a beautiful green just waiting to be discovered. At Playa de Janubio in Yaiza is a great place to spend time searching in the rocks for your own treasure!!!
Everyone likes a green lagoon but who doesn’t like a pink one?
One of my favorite places in the world, the place I’ve said I found paradise and I’ll live there forever it’s Bermuda. Pink Beaches in this magnificent Atlantic island are very famous and radiant.
The best place to witness this phenomenon (although there are many spots to select from) it's horseshoe bay beach. Earning its name from its curvaceous U-shape, Horseshoe is Bermuda’s best-known spot for pink sand.
A different process happens here to bring the pink colors to the surface tiny single-celled red organisms (Foraminifera) grow beneath the coral reefs. When these organisms die, they fall to the ocean floor and mix with bits of coral and crushed shell. The sand turns pink when this mixture washes onto the beach. washes onto the beach.
A monoaromatic black sandy beach that I’ve discovered on my adventures it’s located in the Caribbean more precisely St Kitts. There under the lush green palm tree you can play with your feet into black soft sand and admire the beautiful panoramic view of the green hills.