If you were born in the month of August, lucky you! Peridot, the birthstone commonly associated with August, is a truly striking and unique stone whose beauty is underappreciated by many women. For those who are looking for a fresh, new jewelry look, peridot is a great choice. So say goodbye to your diamonds (for now), and say hello to the vibrant lime green color of peridot.
With its direct connection to nature, new life, and creation, peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in a primarily single color. Hues range from yellow-green to brownish shades, however the most popular peridot jewelry emits a beautiful lime color with deep saturation.
The stone ranks moderate on the Mohs hardness scale, however after being crafted and set into jewelry, the pieces are typically durable and easy to wear. The citrus color looks amazing against all skin tones, highlighting eye color and the natural undertones of the wearer’s complexion. In addition, the color possesses a fun, energetic feeling that makes it a great choice for year-round use.
As a birthstone, peridot represents peace and has healing properties. Many wearers believe that peridot protects against evil and that babies born in August will have good fortune under this gemstone.
Jewelry options are abundant for this striking stone. Browse our selection of peridot earrings to find everything from emerald cut studs to dangles with multiple stones. A 3-stone ring makes a statement on both casual weekend days, to office work weeks, to cocktail parties.
If you’re looking for a unique piece that makes a statement, try a pendant necklace, featuring a center peridot gem surrounded by clusters of miniature diamonds. The combination results in a luxe, dazzling look, while the swirls of the design are in line with the elements of Mother Nature.
Peridot that is paired with yellow gold gives an authentic vintage feel, like this pendant necklace with twisted detail. The combination of green and yellow hues casts a vintage look that’s perfect for someone who loves heirloom pieces. Now you can get the “old” look while wearing something new (and gorgeous!).
A nice addition to your next formal affair is a tennis bracelet. But instead of the traditional diamond option, why not choose something more unexpected? A peridot tennis bracelet will go with everything in your closet—from jeans to dresses!
Because of its composition, geographic location, and use, peridot is often a less expensive gemstone compared to many other popular choices. Our collection of peridot offers the perfect selection of stunning green gems at affordable prices for every occasion. So whether you were born in August, or just love the lime green color, make peridot your next favorite go-to jewelry.