News — Peridot

Greenery! Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

Greenery!  Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

How did Pantone know that I went a little crazy buying peridot at the last gem show I went to?  They were just so beautiful and I did buy more than I set out to.  C'est la vie!  While I don't plan my designs around Pantone's favorites for the season, I do look to them for inspiration on color combinations and this shade of green was clearly already on my radar. I absolutely love this shade of green, sort of a citrusy, green apple color.  I use it a lot in my marketing.  My business cards look like they're layered...


Peridot – August’s Birthstone from the Heavens

If peridot were to have a flavor, I’m sure it would taste like apple Jolly Ranchers!  Granted, I don’t eat candy, but it’s a distinct taste I remember from childhood.  They were my favorite. [caption id="attachment_454" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Peridot Hoops by Amy Holton Designs[/caption] Peridot is unique to the gem world because they are one of the very few gemstones that occur naturally in an olive green color.  Ranging in color from brownish-green to greenish-yellow, peridot is highly coveted for its range of colors.  The different shades of green are determined by the varying levels of iron present in the...