As we approach the middle of summer, nothing complements the sunshine more than the bright and colourful hues of Peridot.
Peridot celebrates August with a spectrum of greens, the most renowned being lime and olive green, and it is the only gemstone to be found in just one colour due to the composition of the mineral found in it.
Valued in many ancient and medieval cultures, ancient Egyptians called peridot the ‘gem of the sun’, believing it to protect its wearer against the terrors of the night.
Peridot is enchanting when set in either 18ct yellow or white gold, with each allowing the greens to shine bright in contrast, making it not only a suitable birthstone for the sunshine that August brings, but also to wear during Spring, Autumn and Winter for that pop of colour.
Due to its measurement of 6.5-7 on Mohs Scale of Hardness, Peridot is a soft stone, with a reduced ability to handle hard wear. To keep your peridot set jewellery in its best condition, we recommend wearing it carefully and preferably not against harder stones where scratching may occur.