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At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of vintage and antique peridot jewellery for sale.

The collection of antique and vintage peridot jewellery contains fine examples including peridot rings, bracelets, pendants and brooches.

Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all peridot jewellery for sale.

AC Silver offer a 14-day return policy, and include a free ring sizing service.

August Birthstone Jewellery Gifts

The peridot is known to be the stone of compassion and it is believed to summon good health, a balanced mind, and restful sleep. Many of the legends around the bright green peridot revolve around love and calmness, and this gemstone is thought to attract these qualities, while also bringing a sense of renewal.

There are also many myths and legends about how exactly the peridot should be worn in order to work as a positive talisman. The Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, decreed that peridot must be worn on the right arm to work its magic. In other legends, it is believed that a peridot set in yellow gold will provide the most powerful talisman and work to dispel nightmares and terrifying visions – this belief relates to the stone''s ability to glow like hot coal under candlelight or lamplight.

As well as this, the peridot is considered to be the stone of friendship and creativity. The gift of peridot or a piece of peridot jewellery is thought to strengthen a friendship or a relationship, helping to maintain that special bond over many years. One traditional rhyme even goes so far as to warn August babies (as peridot is one of the gemstones of August) that: "The August-born without this stone, ‘tis said, must live unloved alone."

An item of peridot jewellery would make the ideal gift, especially for anyone who celebrates an August birthday.

The word peridot originates from the Arabic word, ''faridat'', meaning ''gem''. Throughout history, this gemstone has been treasured and held in high esteem. The ancient Egyptians loved the gemstone so much that they went out of their way to keep its only known location (the volcanic island of Zebargad in the Red Sea) secret from the rest of the world. There is even evidence to suggest that Cleopatra’s frequently depicted royal jewels were actually peridot, rather than emerald as previously believed.

Although the peridot gemstone became less famous after the fall of the Egyptian empire, there is evidence of the gems entering Europe with early crusaders, and it is thought to have been held in high esteem amongst medieval treasures.

Today, the peridot can still be seen as part of magnificent cultural displays, as well as set in antique jewellery. The reliquary in Cologne cathedral, for example, which is said to hold the bones of the Three Magi is ornamented with a 200-carat peridot. In addition, the Gold Festival Throne which is housed in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace is decorated with 957 peridots.

Peridot, pronounced ''pair-uh-doe'', known for its rich green hue, is one of the only gemstones that is only found in a single colour. The peridot gemstone is formed in volcanic areas, particularly in silica-poor igneous rocks, such as basalts. The peridot gemstone is a type of Olivine, a magnesium iron silicate. It is the iron input that gives the peridot its famous green colour - the deeper the green, the more iron present in the chemical makeup of the gemstone.

It is particularly rare to find peridot of gemstone quality, and most peridots that are found are pebble-sized specimens. What''s more, the peridot is the softest of the translucent gemstones, with a hardness just above that of glass (6.5 on the Mohs scale). However, when a perfect peridot gem is found, faceted and mounted in jewellery, the effect is stunning.

Today, the finest quality peridot gemstones are found in The Canary Islands, China, Brazil, Norway, Hawaii, Australia, Brazil and South Africa.

Types of peridot include:

  • Fayalite olivine: a variation of the green gemstone that is rich in iron.
  • Forsterite olivine: the magnesium-dominant variation of the gemstone.

23.20ct Peridot and 1.38ct Diamond, Platinum Pendant - Vintage Circa 1945
Price: GBP £8,950.00
96.65 ct Tourmaline and Peridot, 18 ct Yellow Gold Bracelet - Vintage Circa 1980
Price: GBP £8,525.00
15.66ct Peridot and 1.65ct Diamond, 14ct Yellow Gold Pendant - Antique Circa 1910
Price: GBP £7,645.00
Vintage Peridot, Tourmaline and Diamond Ring in Platinum
Price: GBP £5,950.00
Antique 3.02ct Peridot and 3.41ct Diamond, 14ct Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch - Art Nouveau
Price: GBP £5,950.00
3.41ct Peridot and 1.20ct Diamond, Platinum Cocktail Ring
Price: GBP £4,950.00
7.20ct Oval Vintage Peridot and 2.35ct Diamond, Platinum Dress Ring
Price: GBP £4,950.00
Antique Tourmaline, Peridot and Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Dress Ring
Price: GBP £4,450.00
1.76ct Pink Tourmaline, 1.70ct Peridot and 0.34ct Diamond Platinum Dress Ring - Art Deco - Antique Circa 1935
Price: GBP £4,450.00
3.35 ct Amethyst and Peridot, Citrine and Seed Pearl, 18 ct Yellow Gold Cross Pendant by Boodles - Vintage 1994
Price: GBP £3,795.00
2.41ct Amethyst and 2.56ct Peridot, 9ct Yellow Gold Dress Ring - Antique Circa 1890
Price: GBP £3,295.00
4.35ct Peridot, 2.56ct Emerald and Sapphire, Seed Pearl and 18ct Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £3,245.00
6.84 ct Peridot and 0.48 ct Diamond, 18 ct White Gold Dress Ring - Vintage Circa 1990
Price: GBP £2,950.00
1.23ct Kunzite and 1.12ct Peridot, 2.96ct Diamond and 18ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £2,915.00
3.43 ct Peridot and Seed Pearl, 15 ct Yellow Gold Necklace - Antique Circa 1920
Price: GBP £2,450.00
Antique 17.50ct Peridot and 15ct Rose Gold Bracelet
Price: GBP £2,450.00
Antique 5.97ct Peridot Drop Pendant in Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £2,450.00
Peridot and Enamel, 18ct Yellow Gold Cheetah Brooch - Vintage Circa 1950
Price: GBP £2,450.00
Vintage 2.15 ct Peridot and Diamond Ring in Platinum
Price: GBP £2,250.00
2.65ct Tourmaline and 0.95ct Peridot, 14ct Yellow Gold Necklace - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £2,195.00
Diamond and Peridot, Enamel and 14ct Yellow Gold Pin Brooch - Art Nouveau - Antique Circa 1895
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Antique 1.78ct Peridot, Pearl Pendant in 15ct Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £1,995.00
1.69ct Amethyst and 0.22ct Peridot, 15ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Circa 1900
Price: GBP £1,895.00
1.01ct Peridot and Seed Pearl, 18ct Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch - Art Nouveau - Antique Circa 1910
Price: GBP £1,755.00

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