The History and Popularity of Peridot
Don't be caught not wearing green on Saint Patrick's Day! The best way to accessorize during this festive holiday is with peridot jewelry. Compared to another green gemstone, peridot is a lighter green than emerald, which has a much deeper hue. Oftentimes, it's called the "Evening Emerald" because when it is under artificial light, the stone glows a brilliant green.
Peridot is considered one of the oldest known gemstones and has a rich history. Records indicate the mining of peridot began as early as 1500 B.C. and is strongly connected to ancient Egypt. Some historians believe that the emeralds worn by Cleopatra were actually peridot.
Aside from its history, peridot is significant of many milestones. If you're looking for a present for your 16th wedding anniversary or shopping for someone born in August, then peridot is the best token to give. The gemstone is believed to bring the wearer success, peace and good luck. Legend claims that if the gem is set in gold, it will develop its full potential as a talisman and will have the power to dispel fears and bad dreams. Luckily for you, we have plenty of peridot pieces to keep the bad spirits away. Listed below are a few of our favorites.
We're enamored with the Cushion Peridot Halo Necklace. The brilliant design is set in a 14K white gold pendant with milgrain and diamonds.
The Princess Peridot Split Shank Ring is fit for royalty. A square checkerboard princess peridot is set in 14K white gold with diamonds.
Need a little green pop of color? The Round Cab Peridot Leverbacks are the earrings for you. These earrings are the perfect accent piece for a casual outfit.
The Cushion Peridot Halo Ring is the perfect right hand ring for cocktail parties. The diamond halo emits just the right amount of sparkle to make a statement. If you're in need of luck simply adorn yourself with Brian Gavin Diamonds' peridot jewelry. If these pieces make you green with envy, you can shop our collection of peridot and other colored gemstones on our website!