They will make a lovely jewellery present for her birthday.
We love the properties, myths and legends attached to gemstones. Here are some for peridot;
The Egyptians first discovered peridot. The color of the stones, reminiscent of spring, linked them to nature, youthfulness and the goddess Isis. The gems were thought to promote wealth and power for their wearers and also to ward against nightmares and jealous thoughts.
It is also the birthstone for August and the Zodiac star sign Leo, as it is said to bring peace to the wild hearts of their bearers!
The current peridot earrings are darker than those shown in the image.
Here are some for Amethyst, the birthstone for February;
Purple Amethyst has been highly regarded throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone today, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.
It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety
And moonstone, June’s birthstone;
Rainbow Moonstone called gem of the goddess Diana. The ancient roman believed that the moonstone is trickle of moonlight. In Asia, moonstone considered the jewel of luck. Other cultures believe moonstone is a symbol of fertility.
As it is a stone of love and fertility it was often used as a wedding gift or as a token of eternal love. In some traditional communities in India and the Middle-East it is still very common to present newly-weds with a moonstone.
It is also the gemstone for 6th Wedding Anniversaries
And Citrine for November birthdays
It is known as the “healing quartz”. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.
It is also called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increasing money in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth, but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune.
And Turquoise if your birthday is December
It is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.
For thousands of years, Turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred and symbolised power, luck, and protection.
Finally Garnet for January
Garnet is believed to get its name from Latin for “seed” (granate) due to red garnet’s similarity to a pomegranate seed.
A stone of commitment, Red Garnet represents love. It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. It is said to control anger, especially toward the self.
They are natural gemstone so may include inclusions and vary slightly from the images as each stone will be unique.