In addition to being a beautiful green stone, Peridot, the birthstone of August, is said to host magical powers bringing the wearer power, influence, abundance, prosperity and a wonderful year. It is also said to contain healing properties to protect against nightmares, stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy and slowing aging.
Peridots are a magnesium rich type of Olivine, a silicate mineral found in lava and meteorites. Although rough Peridot is plentiful, gem quality Peridot is rare. One of only a handful of gemstones that occurs in a single color, Peridot’s signature yellowish olive to brownish green color is dependent on the amount of iron contained in its crystal structure, bright olive green being the most popular color today. Peridots have a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the 10 point Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making them a great stone for every day wear. Today, the majority of Peridot is mined in Arizona, Hawaii, where the Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes, China, Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan.
Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers carries a large collection of Peridot jewelry both online and in our store. From sparkling Rings to fabulous Earrings and gorgeous Pendants, we have something for everyone in a price range for every budget. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Philippa Roberts Jewelry's signature look is simple, organic shapes combined with beautifully cut gemstones. Her love of the ocean plays a large role in the selection of clean, blue and green stones in many of her pieces. Philippa’s creativity stems from the nature around her, yet she also incorporates a feeling of the urban, with lines and patterns that imitate architecture and design seen around the city. Philippa creates all the original pieces by carving in wax or fabricating in metal. Her selection of new stones for each season defines how her collections will come to life.
From the opening of our family store in 1896, four generations of fathers and sons have built our family business and proudly helped generations of families and loyal customers find the perfect gift to mark life's special occasions. Now, all of that knowledge, commitment and stunning selection is available right here.
John Weeks, is the fourth generation owner of Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers and is a registered jeweler with the American Gem Society. The AGS is one of the jewelry industry’s most prestigious organizations. John also has his Diamond Degree from the Gemological Institute of America. In addition, Arthur Weeks and Son Jewelers is a member of the Jewelers of America, an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.