The oval peridot beads on this strand feature light- to medium-green tones that are ideal for use in colorful necklace and bracelet designs. Use the beads to create a striking all-green necklace or combine the beads with a variety of complementary-color stones in a more complex pendant, ring or bracelet—it looks great when paired with other bright gemstones, such as amethyst or citrine. Peridot is one of the birthstones for August.
Peridot is the gem form of the mineral olivine. It is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color; the green hues can vary from yellowish to brownish green, from light olive green to vibrant green. The color of each stone is a result of iron in its chemical composition. Rio Grande sources the highest-quality peridot beads available, avoiding those with visible black inclusions.
Each package includes one temporarily strung 15"–16" strand.