99ST415: Peridot Chips 3-5mm 36 Inch Strand Average - - 1 String
Small gemstone are both popular and versatile. Their convenient size makes them easy to work with, and useful in a wide variety of designs. You can use them as a subtle color accent or base your entire design upon them. Their natural organic shape makes them a great partner for beads like precious metal rounds or metallic seed beads. Peridot (PAIR-ee-doh), August's birthstone, is also known as Olivine and Chrysolite. The intensity of Peridot's zesty lime green color is dependent upon the amount of iron within the stone. Peridot's perky color makes this stone a perfect compliment to bright summer fashions. It is said that the Queen Cleopatra's extensive "emerald" collection was actually a large collection of high quality peridot. Peridot was a wildly popular gem in the Baroque period, and is once again gaining in popularity.