Today’s Kona cotton color of the day is Peridot.
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August, which also happens to be my birthday month. I have never crazy about the color of this stone, so I do not have any jewelry with my birthstone. When I looked further into this stone I found some interesting facts about the history. According to the American Gem Society peridot jewelry dates back as far as the second millennium BC. Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famed emerald collection may have actually been peridot. The most productive peridot deposit in the world is located on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. An estimated 80 to 95 percent of the world’s peridot supply is found here. Even knowing these facts I’m still not sure it is a stone that I can get on board with.
Peridot is a medium green. As I am looking at this bolt of fabric the color it is one that I would actually use in a quilt because it is not the color I associate with the gemstone. It is not watered down, but a good solid green that would work well with so many different color combinations.
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