Summer Rages On!

August Birthstone

Summer is raging On!!

As I sit here in my office in Sunny Southern California, I wonder how the rest of the country is getting on with the Summer Heat. Let us know how hot it is where you are, we love hearing from our customers.
It has been surprisingly mild so far here with some much needed rain and humidity. But I always say that the best cure for the Summertime Blues is some COOL JEWELRY. But that is just me!
August’s Birthstone is the Peridot and we have a nice selection of Peridot rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Come have a look. We also have the peridot color in our Swarovski line of jewelry as well. Here are some interesting August Birthstone factoids…
Peridot is the official birthstone for the month of August as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the stone for the Zodiac sign of Libra. See the birthstone wiki for additional references to this stone. Peridot may also be given on the 16th wedding anniversary.See below for the correct pronunciation of (forsteritic olivine, Peridot’s Scientific Name) watch and listen to this.
How To Pronounce Peridot

Pronunciation of Peridot

I have always pronounced it (and have corrected others LOL) “pera doe” and now low and behold, I was wrong (tough to admit!) So for your education, it is pronounced as above.
Peridot is the gem variety of olivine and ranges between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.Peridot olivine is mined in Egypt, Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

Folklore Legend and Healing Properties

Cleopatra had a deep love of peridot. While many sources from the time describe her as bejeweled in emeralds there is much archaeological evidence that the stones people were taking as emeralds were actually peridot.In fact one of the nicknames for peridot since ancient times has been ‘evening emerald’. This also brings to mind the long held belief that peridot burned with an inner fire that would glow at night. In some ancient cultures miners searched for peridot during the early evening or at night when they said it was the easiest to find.Ancient Hawaiian folklore says that peridot is actually the hardened tears of a goddess named Pele. Pele, as a deity, was associated with fire, lightning, and volcanoes. Pele was in many stories a destructive goddess but, as the Hawaiian Islands themselves were formed from the explosion of the volcanoes beneath them, Pele was known to be generous as well. Peridot is one of the gifts it is said the goddess gave to the Hawaiian people.

Peridot is also mentioned in the Bible under the name chrysolite. During the Crusades many pieces of peridot were brought back from the Middle East and were used to decorate churches.

With its lovely pear green color it should be no surprise that peridot is linked to success, peace, and good luck. In modern new age tradition it is also supposed to help soothe the wearer to deep sleep, to dispel negative energy, and calm anger.

Health-wise throughout history it was believed that powered peridot could cure respiratory problems such as asthma and that the gemstone acted as a salve to heart troubles. In the Middle Ages peridot was placed under the tongue of sick people to reduce fevers.

It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success,. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.

Here are our Sam’s Club shows through August.

Visit our Website for a more complete list.

Accessory Snobs Schedule

Start End Location of Sam’s Club
7/16/2015 7/26/2015 4230 John Ben Sheppard Pkwy, Odessa, TX 79762
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 901 Wal-Mart Way, Midlothian, VA 23113
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 13130 L St., Omaha, NE 68137
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 16100 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 1501 Sams Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320
7/30/2015 8/9/2015 1500 N. Tradewinds, Midland, TX 79703
8/5/2015 8/9/2015 5871 Firestone Blvd., Southgate, CA 90280
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 2100 Generals Hwy., Annapolis, MD 21401
8/6/2015 8/9/2015 915 W Marketview Dr., Champaign, IL 61821
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 1101 73Rd St, Windsor Heights, IA 50324
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 1455 Town Square Blvd., Roanoke, VA 24012
8/12/2015 8/16/2015 1055 E. Harriman Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408
8/13/2015 8/16/2015 6570 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
8/19/2015 8/23/2015 7480 Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2500 Mountaineer Blvd, South Charleston, WV 25309
8/20/2015 8/23/2015 1006 Rohlwing Road, Addison, IL 60101
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2605 Blairs Ferry Road Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 596 Bobby Jones Expwy., Augusta, GA 30907
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 2711 North Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011
8/27/2015 8/30/2015 2601 Skypark Dr., Torrance, CA 90505
8/27/2015 8/30/2015 900 S. Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
Some of you may know and others do not that we have a sister company that sells Bling Accessories Nationwide at Sam’s Club as well. Below is My Boutique’s Schedule, Check us out!

My Boutique Schedule

Start End Location of Sam’s Club
7/16/2015 7/26/2015 7805 East 35Th Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 740 N. Beal Prkwy, Ft.Walton Beach, FL 32547
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 465 Goodman Road, Southhaven, MS 38671
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 4230 John Ben Sheppard Pkwy, Odessa, TX 79762
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 3360 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 5510 Sw. 5Th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73128
7/16/2015 8/2/2015 10690 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246
7/21/2015 8/2/2015 39940 10Th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551
7/22/2015 8/3/2015 1055 E. Harriman Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408
7/23/2015 8/2/2015 18501 N 83Rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308
7/30/2015 8/9/2015 1200 E. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537
8/4/2015 8/16/2015 4901 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte, CA 91731
8/5/2015 8/17/2015 12540 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680
8/6/2015 8/16/2015 2621 S Market St, Gilbert, AZ 85296
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 1250 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 7475 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38125
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 9498 Gateway Blvd N, El Paso, TX 79924
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 5625 Gosford Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 7757 S Olympia Ave W, Tulsa, OK 74132
8/6/2015 8/23/2015 300 Busch Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32218
8/13/2015 8/30/2015 1850 E. Woodman Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
8/18/2015 8/30/2015 39940 10Th Street West, Palmdale, CA 93551
8/18/2015 8/30/2015 1301 S. Lone Hill Ave.., Glendora, CA 91740
8/19/2015 8/31/2015 2401 No. Rose Ave., Oxnard, CA 93030
8/20/2015 8/30/2015 1459 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85323

Hope to see you again real soon!

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