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Peridots: the fascinating story behind August’s birthstone

Chanel's Les Brins de Printemps peridot bracelet - This ring is made from white gold and a peridot, enhanced with 59 brilliant-cut diamonds, two aquamarines and two green tourmalines.


Peridot. Precious gem variety of olivine. One of the few gems that occurs in only one color. A celestial, astronomical mineral found in meteorites. At one time, it was more valuable than diamonds.


Peridot is a known healing crystal that sends it’s energies to the Heart Chakra, bringing positive energy and encouraging mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Crystal healers love Peridot for it’s ability to awaken one to the idea of Universal Love by saturating the Heart Chakra with higher frequency vibrations from the Universal Energy Field.


A late 19th century peridot necklace, designed as a graduated rivière of collet-set circular-cut peridots, the detachable pendant similarly-set with an octagonal step-cut peridot; accompanied by a pair of circular-cut peridot earstuds, mounted in gold and platinum, length 36.5cm


A high-vibrational Heart Chakra Crystal, Peridot carries a positive energy that is helpful for those undergoing traumatic emotional situations. The strong Heart Chakra energies are what give Peridot its ability to bring out unconditional Love and help those who are working to lessen the effects of the shadow in their lives.


An early 20th century peridot and diamond brooch/pendant, circa 1900 The step-cut peridot within an openwork single-cut diamond surround of foliate and scroll design suspending a pear-shaped peridot drop, with diamond-set suspension loop to a fine trace-link chain, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approx. 0.80ct. total, pendant length 5.2cm., original fitted case


PERIDOT Symbol of purity and morality. Initiates healing in the physical body. Releases emotional tension. Has the properties to ward off evil. Able to bring good luck


A GOLD AND SILVER-MOUNTED AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND PENDANT BROOCH BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLLMING, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1903, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 76389 A rectangular-shaped aquamarine within silver-cast laurel wreath surmounted with a rose-cut diamond and tied with ribbon below, suspending a lozenge-shaped aquamarine within a gold-mounted rose-cut diamond border, with suspension loop, in the original case stamped 'Fabergé St Petersburg Moscow, Odessa'