Peridot Jewelry and Gems
Peridot, the birthstone for August has a unique, vivid green color. The intensity and tint of the green depends upon the amount of iron contained in the crystal structure. Peridot color can vary from olive green to yellow to a darker, brownish green.
Peridot is the traditional birthstone for the month of August but it can be worn any time! Enjoy accessorizing your fall wardrobe with the brightness of these eye catching beauties in a peridot necklace, peridot rings or peridot earrings. An emerald cut peridot ring for the love of your life? Yes, please!
Peridot is a type of olivine, a common mineral in lava and meteorites. Although olivine is a common mineral, gem quality peridot is rare making this a precious mineral. High quality peridot gems are cut to maximize the color, not the size. Fine, hand selected gems will have vibrant, saturated color, pure hues, and good translucency.
Peridot has been found all over the world in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan, Myanmar, China, the USA, Africa and Australia. Peridot from Arizona is frequently used in Native American jewelry, and may have more yellowish or gold-brown coloring.
The peridot is cut in line with its crystal shape, faceted or in classical table cuts, or round, antique, as an octahedron or oval. It is the ideal Summer stone to add wonderful color variants to your accessories. Perfect for casual, carefree rings and bracelets, this beautiful gem can also be a fine accent for unique engagement rings or a keepsake piece such as a Mother’s ring, real gemstone rings or a necklace.
Peridot for Wedding and Engagement Rings
Who says a wedding ring or engagement ring needs to be all diamonds? The peridot is not one of the more commonly well-known gems and is frequently confused with emeralds. The peridot is the perfect gem to set with a yellow gold foundation dressed with diamonds. Depending upon the color intensity, peridot gems make great accessories in any season and for any occasion!