Birthstone Jewelry Feature: August Peridot

Janice Stiles

What are you most excited to celebrate before this summer ends? Whatever you're enjoying these days, be sure to do so in style!

And if it's your birthday — or a loved one's special day — celebrate with peridot!


Peridot is the modern August birthstone.

It’s always green in color but varies depending on its source. Its hardness is 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale, so while its moderately hard, I always suggest it be stored where other gems can’t scratch it.

Peridot ranges from a pale yellow-green to almost a grass green. It can range in price from $50 to $450 per carat, depending on clarity. Peridot is found in various states of the US, including Arizona, China, and Africa.

A peridot has never been created in a lab and a real peridot will never change color regardless of lighting. 

Peridot Necklace

Check out the Tres Elegante Designs Peridot Necklace!

Designed with the earth-lover and glamorous head-turner in mind, this peridot necklace is natural jewelry with a Tres Elegante Designs fine art twist. Carefully spaced by freshwater pearls, the peridot stones in this delicate but bold necklace are each one-of-a-kind and come together to form a fascinating geological statement piece. 

Available now, for $70.00, on! Click here to purchase!

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