August Birthstone – Gem of the Sun!
Happy Saturday!! Guest Post by MMK
The beautiful Peridot is the exciting Birthstone of August…so colorful, vibrant and named the Gem of the Sun by the Egyptians! Birthstones by Month.
Charms, Jewels, and Gems are definitely joyous gifts, for Mother or Baby…no matter the age!! When gifting for a Special Day – Birth, Anniversary, Engagement, Wedding, Holiday, or any worthy occasion; it is always lovely to remember their commemorative Birthstone, so thoughtful and personal. Undoubtedly, it shows how much care and love goes into your beautiful gift selection!
You might also consider their Birth Month Color, Flower, Herb, or Zodiac – such fun! For August, we remember them with the glorious Poppy and Gladiola. The Heart is the part of the body said to be ruled by Leo the Lion…just like the Wizard of Oz! Certainly, there is no shortage of inspiration there!! Hearts abound!! Who isn’t in love with love??
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Poppy, 1927 was truly one of the paintings most loved from the first Retrospective after her death in 1996 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As Director of Retail, we created quality reproductions of her beloved paintings with great care and joy, Red Poppy included. The exhibition traveled on to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Antonio and The Art Institute of Chicago. Memories of this special tribute to her incredible life and work abound!!
The publication Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers, first published in 1987caused a great sensation…now, it is republished for a new generation to enjoy – including slipcase, although not in the original out of print mega size! Her amazing, voluptuous works continue to amaze and inspire!!
Rouge Hermès new Poppy Touch from Pierre Hardy’s collection honors natural Lip beauty with a chicly translucent refillable gloss – Mother of Pearl particles and all!! Luminous..and a charming gift or for you!!
Today’s fabulous, internationally-inspired jewelry artists and designers all love the brilliant August Peridot in gold,
n silver, alone, or with additional colorful gemstones…so uplifting – so modern – so summer!! All are loved and adored!! Enjoy beautiful Peridots from Temple St. Clair, Italians Ippolita and Marco Bicego, and Sculptor David Yurman.
Happily, in 2016, Jewelers of America and the American Gem Trade Association officially added Spinel to the August birthstone list! “August babies rejoiced,” as now there are even more colors to love…from pink and purple to gray and even black!! Enjoy with chic and colorful fun!!
Make a wish for August and its babies with designer Joanna Buchanan’s Peridot Candle and toast with a luscious
Peach Bellini, stirred with her charming little gem-colored Swizzle sticks!!
Very Special Birthday Wishes this week to our own Beth Djalali!! Happy Peridot – Virgo Birthday, Beth!! …and many more!!
As you know, Beth is a joy, talented and brilliant!! Yet, you may not be aware she’s in great creative company with August babies Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Audrey Tautou, Martin Sheen, and even beloved Andy Warhol!! Soon we’ll also explore Virgo, as it begins (August 23 – September 22) and includes many of our greatest creatives and thespians-Beth included!!
Enjoy, as we begin to wind down Summer 2021 celebrations… till next week with favorites from August Baby Andy Warhol – Cake, Ice Cream, and Champagne Illustrations and Drawings!!
Cheers – xoxo MMK.