Peridot (pronounced Peridoe) is one of the gems I do not make. But, since it is the August birthstone, I buy very good quality mined Peridot and place it in jewelry for you. The formula is (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. It has a hardness of only 6-1/2 on the MOH scale. Glass is about the same hardness. For this reason, it is best used in earrings or pendants. When used in a ring, it often becomes scratched or even broken. We do put it in rings, because certain customers desire it. However, as with any mined gem, we cannot guarantee it against getting scratched or broken. We do take care in selecting only the very best color and quality. We do not sell the cheap brown tinged material that you normally see in jewelry stores or discount stores.
A really beautiful GENUINE Peridot from a mine in an Apache Indian reservation in Arizona. Looks best in yellow gold, but if you want it in white, that's OK also.