Peridot: August's Powerful Birthstone
Updated: Jan 22
The birthstone for August is the pale green, semi precious gemstone Peridot. Peridot is found in Volcanic lava and is said to symbolise strength. It is known as the 'Gem of the Sun' and is sometimes referred to as an 'evening Emerald' due to the fact the colour does not change in different stages of light.
We have a range of different pieces, set in yellow gold, some pieces with the addition of a diamond to some for more added sparkle
This pendant consists of two round light green peridots, collet set and spaced with a rod and one small diamond, also collet set in white gold. attached to an 16" belcher chain that is integral to the pendant with a lobster catch. This pendant is set in 9ct yellow gold and would make a wonderful birthday gift. Being a dainty pendant, it would make a gorgeous addition to any special occasion. You can view this pendant via the link: https://www.twwillcox.co.uk/peridot?pgid=k56skv70-8a4546cc-365b-4bbd-84db-7c36db29d671
As well as pendants, we have earrings to compliment. Above is a pair of pear shaped drop peridot earrings. Collet set in yellow gold, the green colour in the stones is particularly vibrant. On rod and butterfly studs, they are an easy wear either day to day or similar to the pendant shown earlier, a great piece to wear for a special occasion. As well as the drops, we also have a range of peridot studs that would make special gifts for any august birthday, plain oval or round stones in yellow gold — Simple but very effective. You can view the earrings above via this link: https://www.twwillcox.co.uk/peridot?pgid=k56skv70-75f4c0d3-3957-44e2-a4c3-e71a4f3374f1
This stunning peridot pendant is set in 9ct yellow gold, with an oval single stone held in place by two claws to the top and bottom. The pendant is suspended by a a chunky plain bale on an 18" curb chain with a 16" adjuster — handy when wearing different neck lines, and fastens with a bolt ring catch. This simple pendant is a more deep green colour, which makes for a very striking piece of jewellery. This necklace is £189.95 and is on display in our shop.
If something a bit more simple is what you're looking for, these green CZ studs set in silver would be perfect as a birthday gift. On rod and butterfly fittings and with a collet setting, these studs are a great everyday earring and make a fabulous alternative to peridots — you'd never know the difference. Retailing at the more affordable price of £12.95. Pop into the shop for more information on these studs, we'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
This unique, semi precious stone makes for a vibrant birth stone and whether you're more partial to a peridot set in yellow gold or a simple, silver option, we have something to suit! All of the above pieces are new, but as the weeks go on you never know what you might find in our second hand section so we would always recommend checking our second hand peridot page on the website or keeping an eye on the window for some pieces that may be added.
We are always happy to help find you a perfect gift, if there is something you'd prefer that we have not listed above please feel free to let us know and we'd be happy to source you something!