Peridot, the gemstone formerly known as ‘Chrysolite’: meaning ‘Golden-Stone’, is the Prince of jewels. Combining rich olive-green tones with a strikingly distinctive velvet luster, August’s birthstone personifies the vivacious verve of summer’s most charismatic month.
Scintillating by day, Peridot shimmers like sunshine playing on billowing waves of meadow grass. As darkness descends, Peridot’s vibrant fire deepens and its verdant glow intensifies, justifying its ancient Egyptian pseudonym as the ‘Evening Emerald’.
For more than 2300 years the iconoclastic powers of Peridot, gift of the 16th wedding anniversary, have been engaged in the fight against dark forces. Its mystical properties earning itself the crusader title as ‘Chasseur du Diables’, harbinger of peace and heralder of good fortune.