Birthstone: Peridot is the birthstone for August and is known for its rich green colour.
Country of origin: The primary sources for peridot are Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, China, Ethiopia, and the USA.
About the stone: Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one colour (green), and its name is thought to derive from the Arabic word 'faridot', which means 'gem'. The stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This bright green stone also has the ability to inspire eloquence and creativity.
What is the history of peridot? The origin of peridot is said to stretch back to Ancient Egypt, on the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea. Peridot was so treasured by the Ancient Egyptians that they kept the island’s location a closely held secret. To Hawaiians, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire.
Caring for peridot: This stone is best cleaned with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives and avoid exposure to chlorine. To prevent scratching, store jewelry in a soft cloth or padded container.
Ethics and Sustainability – We endeavour to source all our gemstones from conflict-free and reputable suppliers. As part of our “Full-Circle” sustainability initiative, return your old Silk & Steel jewellery and we will give you an online credit to spend towards a new design! We will recycle silver and re-use stones, so nothing goes to waste. Any pieces from Superfine, or beaded bracelets, we will buy back and give you a $10 online credit to redeem on our website against a new purchase. All other sterling silver designs from our mainline collections will receive between $20-$40 credit depending on the style.
If you would like to take part in our Full-Circle offer email firstname.lastname@example.org - we would love to hear from you.