Known for its light, yellowish-green hue, peridot is a transparent gemstone that’s the official birthstone of August. Sometimes called chrysolite, this unique green stone is stunning set in warm-toned metals, like gold vermeil or 18k gold. We’ll explore the characteristics of peridot, its healing properties, and how to style peridot jewelry into your everyday wardrobe.
What to Know About this Chartreuse Stone
The word “peridot” comes from the Arabic “faridat,” which means “gem.” In ancient times, peridot was used as an adornment by the Egyptians and Romans. Fables say that this green gem was originally found on the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Gemologists now know that most peridots were formed deep inside the earth and pushed to the surface by volcanoes. Here are a few more fun facts to know about peridot:
Peridot is the only gemstone to come in one color - While peridot ranges in shades of lime to olive, peridot is the only gemstone found in just one distinct color.
It’s an affordable and stylish alternative to other green gemstones - Beautiful and elegant, peridot is also a budget-friendly gemstone. While the price of peridot jewelry varies depending on the metal, style, and type of jewelry, you can find many pieces of high-quality peridot jewelry under $100.
Peridot has been found outside of Earth - Peridot has been found inside meteorites and is one of the few gems discovered outside our solar system.
Discover the Healing Properties of Peridot
Peridot is a powerful healing stone that’s said to have the ability to balance both physical and mental health. Wearing peridot jewelry can encourage self-love, compassion, and forgiveness while protecting from negative forces in your life. Sometimes called the “stone of hope,” peridot may help you see beauty in yourself and those around you.
Some say this bright green stone may even inspire creativity and help bring your spirits up.
How to Style Peridot Gemstone Jewelry
Peridot’s green tone makes this gemstone incredibly versatile — there are endless ways to style it into your everyday looks. Beautiful on its own or stacked with other gemstone jewelry, here are three of our favorite ways to wear peridot:
Add peridot in your go-to ring stack. Wear our Ilse Peridot Ring with your go-to gold rings for a colorful ring stack. This ring features four asymmetric organic peridot stones.
Layer a peridot birthstone necklace. Whether styled on its own or with other dainty chain necklaces, our August Birthstone Necklace looks stunning with your daily basics.
Make a statement with a chartreuse-colored ring. For a special event, style our Charlotte Baguette Ring in peridot with your favorite little black dress for a pop of green.
Discover Our Entire Collection of Peridot Jewelry
Whether your favorite color is green or your bestie’s birthday is in August, our collection of peridot jewelry has stunning pieces for every style and occasion! Our one-of-a-kind peridot jewelry is designed with high-quality materials that will last for many years, making it the perfect holiday or birthday gift. For more gorgeous gemstones, shop our entire assortment of gemstone jewelry featuring London blue topaz, moonstones, rose quartz, and more.