Creative Metalsmithing from Scratch with Kim St. Jean
The color of peridot gemstones darkens with the presence of iron. Peridot is sometimes called olivine, as it is derived from the mineral olivine. The traditional birthstone for August, loose peridot is found on six continents and is slightly softer than quartz. Peridot has even been discovered in meteorites that have fallen to Earth! Peridot gemstones look stunning with gold wire. Make a meaningful ring, bangle, or pair of earrings for your August-born customers, or use our larger loose peridot cabochons to accent a pendant. We stock grade A genuine peridot, so you can be sure you’re giving your customers the best quality peridot gemstones!

All stocked up on cabochons, but not sure where to go next? Head over to our wire department for a huge selection of gold filled, silver filled, Argentium® copper, brass and colorful craft wire to set your stone. You can also spice up your design with a few extra beads. All finished with those earrings or necklace, but just need that final touch? Check out all of the findings we have to offer. Ear wires, toggles clasps, crimp beads, and so much more!