per·​i·​dot ˈper-ə-ˌdät How to pronounce peridot (audio) -ˌdō(t) How to pronounce peridot (audio)
: a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine used as a gem
peridotic adjective

Examples of peridot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The color scheme focused on emerald green and navy blue in a nod to Manuel and Franklin's respective birthstones — peridot and blue sapphire — as well as touches of ivory and gold. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2023 From peridot to malachite, jadeite, emerald and more, variations of green evoke a sense of awe in these high-jewelry pieces. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 The final spot in the trio of top lots is taken by a different pair of JAR earrings that feature a paisley design and are set with peridot, sapphire, tourmaline, and diamonds. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2023 In the past, peridot was confused with other stones, such as topaz and emerald. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 24 July 2023 August has three birthstones: peridot, spinel and sardonyx. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 24 July 2023 There was also a companion piece in shades of blue and green in the Giardino Marino Piccolo, decorated with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines, tanzanite, green tourmalines, tsavorites, topaz, and peridot to create its garden of the sea. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 23 May 2023 Seyfried wore Cartier’s Sixième Sens High Jewelry earrings, made of platinum, emeralds, onyx, diamonds, and its High Jewelry bracelet made of 18k white gold, peridots, sapphires, and diamonds. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 27 Feb. 2023 Bahia leather strap and peridot roundels ($1,500). Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2020

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Word History


French péridot, from Old French peritot

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peridot was circa 1706

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“Peridot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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