The vivid green of the peridot, with just a hint of gold, is the most gorgeous gemstone to wear in spring and summer, and these lovely peridot and 14ct gold stud earrings are delightful. Large enough to make a statement, they are sophisticated classics, and the peridot gemstones are faceted so that they sparkle as they catch the light, flashing that green gold in sunlight and when the lights go on—which is why the Romans named the peridot gemstone ‘emerald of the evening’.
Peridot is a fascinating gem. So ancient that it can be found in Egyptian jewellery, where it was prized from the early 2nd millennium BC, the ancients believed it to be a gemstone of springtime, a precious gift from Mother Nature, and one of healing. The early Christians considered it sacred, and the Crusaders brought it home with them to England from St John’s Island, Egypt. We discovered these delightful earrings during our travels in Hawaii. Because the peridot colour mirrors raindrops on the tropical sunlit leaves, peridot has been claimed by the Hawaiians as their national gemstone. Peridot is also the gemstone for August (and for 16th wedding anniversaries!).