“Happy Birthday to all those born in August”

Its no surprise that August was traditionally the start of Autumn and with it a warm
Autumnal coloured birthstone in the form of Peridot. Peridot comes in a variety of
shades of green from yellowish to brownish green to greenish yellow.
Peridot is the gem of spirit and expression and is known for keeping nightmares and evil spirits away

The origin of the name peridot is uncertain.

The Oxford English Dictionary suggests an alteration of Anglo–Norman pedoretés a kind of opal, rather than the Arabic word faridat, meaning gem.

We use the 4Cs to measure the value of Peridot

Peridot’s colour ranges from pure green to yellowish green to
greenish yellow. The finest hue is green without any hint of
yellow or brown.
Pure green stones are rare, and most peridots are more
yellowish green.The most popular colours are lime green and
olive green.


Most of the better-quality, single pieces on the market
have no eye-visible inclusions, with tiny black spots.
Other inclusions common in peridot are reflective, disk  shaped inclusions called “lily pads.”


Peridot is cut in a wide variety of shapes and cutting styles.
Production includes all the standard gem shapes such as round,
oval, pear, cushion, triangle, and marquise shapes.




Carat Weight
Standard peridot cuts for the jewellery industry include a wide range of shapes and
sizes. The gem is inexpensive in smaller sizes, but prices rise for gems above 10×8
mm. Usually sourced in Burma or more recently Pakistan


Peridot is readily available for many types of jewellery. It can be very
affordable and attractive, even in normal commercial qualities.