Peridot Gemstone Guide

Peridot Gemstone

Peridot gemstone

Peridot is a gemstone which comes from the mineral olivine, it has a distinctive olive or bottle green colour due to the presence of iron and it looks beautiful set in both gold and silver jewellery.

Peridot is thought to bring luck, success, and peace. As the birthstone for August, Peridot jewellery makes a great gift for August birthdays, H.Samuel even has few Peridot options for children that would make a perfect gift for an August new born. Peridot looks stunning in both stud and drop earrings and is the perfect stone for an elegant pendant


Peridot can range in colour from yellow green to a deep bottle green. The shade of green will depend on the amount of iron present, the deeper the shade the less iron present.

Sourcing peridot

Peridot is found on St John's Island in the red sea, where it has been mined for over 3,500 years. It is also found in China, Burma, Brazil, Hawaii, Arizona (USA), Australia, South Africa, and Norway, however good quality crystals are very rare.

Caring for peridot

Peridot is not an especially hard stone so to avoid scratches and damage store separate from other jewellery in a soft pouch. To clean use mild soapy water, you should not get Peridot jewellery ultrasonically cleaned. You should also avoid subjecting your Peridot jewellery to extreme high or low temperatures.

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