Our peridot gemstone beads are a gorgeous leafy green color. The faceted cuts have wonderful sparkle and the smooth cuts have a warm, lustrous glow. This stone is truly a classic and should be the centerpiece of at least one design in your collection. Everyone loves peridot, it's the rule!
The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., houses the largest known cut peridot, a 310 carat gem that was originally mined on the island of Zabargad, Egypt.
More About Peridot
Peridot gemstone beads were cut by the ancient Egyptians as early as 3500 years ago and were considered to be a symbol of the sun. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the goddess Pele's tears. Tiny grains of peridot are found on some black sand beaches in Hawaii.
Peridot is the gemstone quality variety of a group of magnesium-iron silicate minerals collectively referred to as olivine. The gorgeous leaf green color of this gemstone is a result of the iron content.