August’s Birthstone, The Peridot

August's Birthstone, The Peridot
August’s Birthstone, The Peridot


Summer is quickly coming to an end and we hope you have enjoyed a happy & healthy season! This Summer, the OROLATINA® team began completing the newest version and theme for the® website and our team expects to launch in September!  We are extremely excited with our forthcoming new layout and design, and believe it will dramatically improve site speed, usability and compatibility across all platforms, both mobile and desktop.  More to come on this front.  Also of interest this month were certain astronomical (& astrological) phenomena including the Perseid Meteor Shower, and a spectacular arrangement of planets and stars in Leo where it appears the Lion is walking up a stairway of planets, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and the star Regulus:

Planetary Line Up in Leo - August 2016
Planetary Line Up in Leo – August 2016


OROLATINA® is also preparing for the forthcoming Christmas Season, as most other retailers, both online and brick & mortar as as well..  We have updated our education section and will continue in the forthcoming new site with further expansions of this critical section of the website.  We believe that an educated customer is the best customer!

August’s Birthstone is the Peridot!  The Peridot measures 6.5-7.0 on the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness.  Peridot is one of the only gemstones in existence that is available in but a single color, Olive Green.  The intensity of the color can vary depending on the concentration of iron in the silicate material that forms the crystal.  Dark Olive Green is the most sought after and valuable of the colors.

Peridots (also known as gemstone quality Olivine) is mined in numerous places throughout the world including North Africa (Egypt), The United States (Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas), Australia, Myanmar, Norway and Sri Lanka.

For more information on Peridot Jewelry, visit our Education Section:  About Peridot.

OROLATINA® carries a beautiful selection of affordable Peridot Jewelry set in Fine 14K Gold and  offers a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on all stock jewelry purchases, and Free Insured Shipping on all Domestic USA Orders.


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Author: Christopher Lazaro

Christopher Lazaro is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Office for OROLATINA, LLC. Originally from New York, he now resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science, a masters degree in business administration, and has an extensive Information Technology background having worked for more than a decade at companies such as: JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM and American Express.

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