There are many ways to be inspired. This month, the designers at French Florists were inspired to create August birthstone flowers based the peridot. Although not as well known as some of the other precious gems, the exquisite hue of this stone makes it one of our favorites and we are not alone. For thousands of years, the peridot has been coveted and sought after, earning references in the Old Testament of the bible, as well as in ancient Egyptian culture. In fact, many scholars now believe that Queen Cleopatra, renowned for her love of emeralds, actually may have been collecting peridot and not emeralds.
Both stones are green, but unlike the emerald green color of the more famous jewel, the peridot's color ranges from pale lime green to a darker, almost olive color. All shades of peridot, however, have a golden cast that tints the stone, giving it a rich aesthetic. When choosing florals to represent the birthstone, designers turn to cymbidium orchids, green hydrangea and green mums, poms and roses. Adding cream or yellow florals adds the golden cast to the bouquet, simulating the effect of the peridot.
Green accents add to the overall color palette, resulting a beautiful tribute to the birthstone. We also recommend adding a splash of summer color, for an eye-catching and rare precious gemstone bouquet.
Our expert designers have created some beautiful birthday bouquets and arrangements that are peridot- inspired. However, we encourage you to contact us and let us know which flowers inspire you! We would love to design a birthday floral bouquet that represents your friend or loved one who will be receiving the bouquet. Whether you choose the yellow and green color scheme or decide instead for a bright splash of summer color, we have the expertise and the passion to create the most gorgeous gifts around. Call French Florist for the perfect birthday arrangement, or for any other occasion that is important to you. We will make sure your gift is a standout.