All about Peridot

Peridot forms during volcanic eruptions, and only occurs in one colour: a lush green. The intensity of this green depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure and so the colour of individual Peridot gems can vary from a more yellow-toned green to a deep olive. Peridot was known as the the evening emerald by ancient Romans, who noticed that its green color shone even more vividly in lamplight. In folklore Peridot is said to ward against nightmares and evil spirits.


Did you know?

In Hawaii, this stone symbolizes the fire goddess Pele’s tears; some beaches in Hawaii have tiny grains of Peridot amongst the sand as residue from volcanic eruptions.

Ground Peridot was once used as a treatment for asthma.

Peridot is the only gemstone found in meteorites. 


Gift Ideas

The vivid green of the Peridot is the ideal colour for summer. This gemstone is said to promote love, friendliness and warmth in relationships and so is an ideal stone to give as a gift for a friend and loved one. Peridot is also the official gemstone of the first wedding anniversary...


Rose Gold August Nomination Bracelet

Personalise any Nomination bracelet with a new rose gold plated birthstone link. The new designs are perfect for adding rose tones and shimmer to any Nomination collection, while the green peridot accent brings a pop of colour for summer.


Thomas Sabo August Charm Club

Add a personal touch to your Thomas Sabo Charm Club bracelet with a classic faceted birthstone charm. 


Alex and Ani August Birthstone Bangle

Add a personal touch to any Alex and Ani stack with a birthstone bangle. The new designs feature faceted tear-drop shaped birthstones, made with sparkling Swarovski crystals. 

Spinning Jewelry August Birthstone Earrings and Ring

These august peridot earrings and matching ring make the perfect august gift set - and they're a steal at currently 70% off! 


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