I must admit that I'm sometimes surprised at how popular peridot is. As it's a vibrant colour, I assume it's not for everyone. Yet, each and every August, it feels like we can't make enough peridot jewellery. And when we recently hosted a jewellery-making hen party, peridot was the most popular stone chosen by the ladies, not because they have August birthdays, but because they liked its fresh, cheerful hue.
Peridot has been long been popular and the Romans called it 'evening emerald' for its ability to retain its colour even by lamplight.