For thousands of years, precious gemstones were revered and coveted for the powers they possessed and passed along to the one who wore them. Whether you believe in the mystical powers of gems and jewels, the symbolism they represent has survived down through the ages. In fact, birthstones have been celebrated for hundreds of years around the globe, and the stones have been carefully selected based on their significance. The August birthstone, the peridot, is a striking jewel for many reasons, not the least of which being its unique green color. While at Curran’s Flowers we can’t provide you with a peridot to present to your loved one, we do have a few creative floral designs that will represent this rare gem and make beautiful August birthday bouquets showcasing its exquisite hue.
The peridot’s green shades range from lime to olive green, with most exhibiting a gold cast. The darker shades are considered more valuable. Because of their green color, they were often mistaken for emeralds in ancient times, and it is thought that Cleopatra may have been arrayed in peridot unknowingly. Regardless, the color is exquisite – and is equally so when it occurs in flowers. Like a gemstone, the color is rare and therefore popular with those looking for an exotic look. Green cymbidium orchids are perhaps the perfect floral representation of the peridot, showcasing the trademark color and sharing their singular beauty. This color pairs wonderfully with pastels, allowing our designers to create bouquets that exude all the joy of the summer.
In fact, the peridot is said to embody good cheer, good luck and encourage strong friendships. We know of no better way of sending these sentiments than with a floral design created by our professional florists. Your loved one’s birthday only comes around once a year – this year, make it special with a floral birthday gift from Curran’s Flowers.