Unique Swinging Peridot and Garnet Earrings
These unique earrings are the best of our garnets and peridot combined to dangle freely from your ears. These are from a collection of many years, we've looked for just the right combination to create these earrings. The four garnets are a total of 3.35 carats. The two peridot total 3.50 carats. These earrings were handmade in sterling silver by our favorite craftmen.
The birthstone for August as well as the gem for the 16th wedding anniversary, peridot is one of those gemstones that you either love and appreciate or simply hate. Widely recognized for its brilliant green hue, it is known as the “Evening Emerald” but you can wear your peridot jewelry, , at any time of the day.
Peridot is one of the oldest gemstones and has a fascinating written history. Its mining has been traced back as far as the Egyptian civilization in 1500 B.C., according to ancient papyri. The Egyptians referred to it as the “the gem of the sun” and mined it mostly on Topazios (now Zabargad Island), out in the Egyptian Red Sea.
Peridot, in the past, has often been confused with emerald and topaz. But now many people even believe that the famous “emerald” jewelry donned by Cleopatra was, in fact, peridot.
Peridot became the official birthstone for August in 1912. ME2113