When your friends and family celebrate a birthday, sending a birthstone floral arrangement is a unique and creative way to tell them you care. Since ancient times, rare gemstones have been esteemed and desired for the inherent qualities they were believed to possess. The tradition of choosing birthstones, whether to align with calendar months or with the signs of the zodiac, has been a custom throughout the world. And even though not every list agrees on the specific stones, the purpose is always the same – to endow the recipient with the mystical blessings and capabilities the stone carried.
The August birthstone, the peridot, is an exquisite jewel exhibiting a unique shade of green. While Rose Hill Flowers can’t deliver a peridot to your loved one, we have created artistic designs to portray the essence of this rare stone, through flowers! The peridot’s color occurs in nature along the green spectrum, from yellowish-lime to golden-olive green. The richer tones are considered more rare and therefore more valuable. Because of their distinctive green countenance, peridots were often mistaken for emeralds, and they are even known as “evening emeralds” because of their golden overtone. The color is amazing, whether in a gemstone or in a flower. Like a gemstone, the color is rare in the floral world – so if you are looking for an exotic choice for your August birthday bouquets, go green!
Green cymbidium orchids are the most popular floral representation of the peridot, featuring its trademark color and exuding the same rare beauty. Other choices that will result in a dramatic effect are hydrangea, mums and poms. Succulents represent the olive aspect of the color spectrum and are a surprisingly beautiful addition to any birthday bouquet.
The peridot is believed to impart good fortune, prosperity, and healing, as well as to encourage true friendships. For your loved one’s birthday, have a peridot-inspired birthstone floral arrangement delivered by Rose Hill Flowers – and wish them a year filled with every good thing.