Peridot (pronounced Peridoe) is one of the gems we do not make. But, since it is the August birthstone, we 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 you normally see in jewelry stores or discount stores.
Very nice GENUINE Peridot mined at an Apache Indian reservation in Arizona. Absolutely top color (not brownish yellow) and clarity. This pendant is made from solid 14kt yellow gold. We can make one just like this from solid 14kt white gold too. This pendant is priced without a chain. You can add a matching 10kt or 14kt solid gold chain from the options down below.