Perfect peridot birthstone jewellery for August

01 Aug 2023 | |By Zoe Gunn

This month, lavish birthday ladies with vibrant-green semi-precious stones

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August: traditionally a month for summer holidays in glamorous Mediterranean locations, long, languid days devoid of diary appointments and lazy lunches enjoyed al fresco. Certainly, no time to be adorning yourself with heavy gems and astronomically expensive jewels.

Good news, then, that tradition dictates the light, colourful peridot to be the birthstone associated with August. Said to symbolise strength, balance and peace, it is also worn as a talisman of good health, with its hue ranging from deep green to lime depending on each stone’s copper content. Its semi-precious nature also makes it a mainstay in many jewellers’ summer collections, so, if you’re buying for an August birthday girl, there’s no shortage of options. Here are some of our favourites.

Pippa Small tourmaline and peridot hoops

These subtly gorgeous earrings in Pippa Small’s perennially popular organic style feature faceted peridots and tourmalines framed by 18k yellow gold. Small enough to wear every day but sparkly enough to make a statement, we guarantee they’ll be an immediate favourite.

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Alice van Cal Journey sapphire and peridot ring

The beauty of a stone as colourful as peridot is that it’s perfect for mixing with other gemstones to create beautifully summery pieces. This multi-stone ring by Alice van Cal is a case in point. Featuring graduated peridots and sapphires, running from light yellow to inky blue, its eternity-style 18ct yellow gold design means it can simply be rotated to perfectly match any outfit.

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Dinny Hall Suffragette tennis bracelet

Part of a wider collection inspired, as the name suggests, by the colours of the Suffragette movement, this delicate bracelet features an alternating array of white topaz, green peridot and violet amethyst set on a gold vermeil chain. Fittingly, a portion of all proceeds from the collection will be donated to Women’s Aid to support its commitment to ending domestic abuse.

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Delfina Delettrez Domino dots peridot and diamond ring

Italian jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez is on a mission to infuse the rarified world of fine jewellery with the relaxed spirit and easy sensuality of her home country. A scion of the Fendi family who set up her eponymous brand in Rome in 2007, Delettrez’s designs exude a playful, contemporary style ideal for elevating semi-precious stones. This peridot and diamond ring takes its cues from the classic game of dominos and elegantly frames the finger.

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Pomellato M'Ama Non M'Ama earrings

Taken from Milanese brand Pomellato’s M’Ama Non M’Ama collection, these elegant hoop earrings offer a stylish Italian twist on a classic design. Translating as ‘he loves me, he loves me not’, the rose gold setting makes for a romantic choice that highlights the light green of the peridot brilliantly. The even better news? The collection offers plenty of complementary pieces for future birthdays, too.

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Suzanne Kalan diamond and peridot ring

Suzanne Kalan’s unorthodox way with stone setting has made the LA-based brand a hit with cool girls the world over. This diamond and peridot ring utilises baguette and round-cut stones to better showcase the character and vivid green hue of the peridot, while also making for a design that can be worn every day and stacked with pieces she already loves.

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Dower & Hall peridot pendant

British jeweller Dower & Hall is renowned for its modern way with traditional silhouettes and playful updating of classic heirlooms, which make for brilliant birthday gifts that can be treasured for generations. We love the simplicity of the single round-cut peridot and hammered disc suspended from a recycled silver chain on this chic and understated piece.

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Lylie Bazaruto Reef earrings

Just as resale sites have taken over the high fashion space, so vintage jewellery is experiencing quite the resurgence thanks to its ethical and environmental associations – but Lylie is doing things a little differently. Its gorgeously intricate jewels are handcrafted in the UK from scavenged gold, largely rescued from discarded smartphones and dental waste, making them supremely sustainable. These highly unusual earrings are inspired by the Bazaruto archipelago in Mozambique and feature six recycled antique diamonds and two oval peridots held in place by golden coral fronds.

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Kiki McDonough peridot pendant

For her take on peridot birthstone jewellery, Kiki McDonough looked to the meteorites that have been found to contain the gemstone for inspiration. Flanked by diamonds and encased in two interlocking swirls of 18ct yellow gold, the vital lime hue of the peridot is the star of the show in this timeless necklace.

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By Alona Willow pearl and peridot necklace

For a more whimsical, summery take on a traditional birthstone jewel, By Alona’s youthful necklace is crafted using jagged shards of peridot punctuated by a Keshi pearl pendant. Sitting elegantly at the base of the neck, wear with a white T-shirt, bikini or dress as the mood suits.

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