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One-of-a-Kind Peridot for Now and Forever


Halloween candy has descended upon the aisles of our favorite stores, interspersed with racks of costumes. Starbucks has made its pumpkin spice latte available earlier than ever. The kids have gone back to school, in whatever capacity they can. There’s no denying it, we’re staring down the barrel of autumn.

Erica Courtney peridot Saturn ring
Saturn ring in 18k yellow gold with 7.54 ct. peridot, 0.75 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $16,000; Erica Courtney

And what a lovely sight it is! But before we step into September and savor all those sapphires (sigh, it really is the best), I think acknowledging peridot one final time in this month of August is in order.

Van Gelder peridot earrings
Baoli collection earrings in 18k yellow gold with enamel and peridot, €4500 ($5,300); Van Gelder
Fred Leighton peridot ring
Ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 31.14 ct. peridot and diamonds, price on request; Fred Leighton

Because actually, peridot is an epic match for the colors of fall. Those browns, maroons, and golds—they all exist beautifully with the chartreuse green that headlines this month. If anything, I’d say peridot is an even better fit for fall than it is for summer.

Joely Rae peridot Grace ring
Grace ring in 14k yellow gold with cushion-cut peridot and diamonds, price on request; Joely Rae
Karma El Khalil peridot
Railway choker necklace in 18k yellow gold with peridot and diamonds, $24,541; Karma El Khalil

Which is why important peridot pieces—big, one-of-a-kind, and fabulous—are ripe for the picking as August comes to a close. It’s the perfect opportunity to honor thy birthstone while carrying into a new month and new season a standout piece that helps one to feel special and refreshed.

Jen Volkodav peridot men ring
Men’s ring in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold with 7.08 ct. peridot, $799; Jen Volkodav
SYNA-Jewels-Peridot Opal-Necklace
Necklace in 18k yellow gold with 145 cts. t.w. Mogul peridot and 146 cts. t.w. opals, $12,500; Syna Jewels

Of course, one need not have been born in August to desire such a stone, and it often seems as if many of us want anything but our own birthstones anyway (why is that?). But with jewels like these, anyone would be powerless to resist peridot.

Top: Firework necklace in 18k yellow gold and titanium with 23 cts. t.w. peridot and 9.11 cts. t.w. tsavorite, $35,850; Faraone Mennella

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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