Green and crystelline, peridot is reputed to protect wearers against nightmares, and bring both power and influence All good news, but peridot is also fabulous for its glorious yet affordable glorious color. Peridot ranges from pale green to deep olive and was often used in crowns as faux emeralds. At $35/carat it delievers the green of uber precious emeralds for a fraction of the price ( FYI one carat of Columbian emeralds clock in at $700).
Most peridot comes from Arizona, but there are also good supplies from China and Pakistan. It is also one of those rare jewels( like pearls) that is flattering for practically any skin, eye and hair combinations. While it is used in bracelets and pins, it really comes into its own in a pair of earrings. if you don’t know what to get your BFF for her birthday, a pair of pearl and peridot earrings will always be something that goes with her coloring.
I love to wear a pair of peridot earrings to crank up the impact of a little black dress or suit. In summer a peridot drop earring take a bone linen dress or blouse to a whole new level. When I add my little peridot drop earrings to a white linen shirt and pants, I feel like I am ready for a great summer evening. This year, Fashionistas are pushing green as the new ‘It” color. Green in general is not my best color for clothing , but a green peridot bracelet or pair of earrings allows me to fly my Fashionista flag in a way that works for me.