Egyptians referred to peridot as the ‘gem of the sun’, an apt name for the birthstone for August. Originally discovered on the island of Zabargad in the Red Sea, peridot was forgotten for centuries before being discovered again in the early 1900s. A captivating grass-green hue, peridot was adored by Cleopatra, the famed Egyptian Queen, and was named the ‘evening emerald’ by ancient Romans because its colour remained bright even after the sun set. The gemstone of compassion, peridot is thought to bring balance, creativity, and happiness to its wearer. If you’re an August baby, or gifting someone who is, we have a selection of peridot pieces perfect for this summer month.
If you prefer your jewellery understated, our Grace Peridot and Diamond Necklace will provide the subtle hint of green you are after. Our round-cut gemstones in this collection are perfect for everyday wear and can be paired with matching earrings, rings and bracelets for a set which will make others green with envy.
Famous for her colour combinations, Kiki has been pairing peridot with other gemstones for over thirty years. The Kiki Classics blue Topaz and Peridot Double Ovals were inspired by the spring fairy’s tutu in a performance of the ballet ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and it is a pairing that has been popular since it launched in the 1990s. Versatile and wearable, these stud earrings are a great choice for peridot lovers.
Launched this summer, our Signatures peridot and fire opal tennis bracelet is a statement piece for your bracelet stack, or to wear on its own. Fire opal is a striking red to contrast peridot’s warm-toned green and this colourful bracelet is a summer staple. For a month filled with garden parties and al fresco dinners, this bracelet will be permanently attached to your wrist this August.
For jewellery that packs a punch, our peridot Jazz Ring is a bold cocktail ring to liven up your evening look. Our Jazz collection was created as a fun combination of vibrant colour and dynamic design, and peridot is a favoured gem for its bright, distinctive hue. For extra sparkle, a scattering of diamonds surrounds August’s birthstone, making this ring a true showstopper.
So, whether you’re an August baby or just adore the hypnotising green hue of peridot, we have you covered. Pick your favourite Kiki peridot piece and brighten up your summer.