Varying from a rich bottle green colour to an olive green shade, the stunning peridot gemstone is used widely in Kiki McDonough jewellery – mainly for its captivating hue when combined with fine precious metal sets and a handful of lavish diamonds. The peridot gemstone has the ability to elevate an outfit to something incredibly refined in a matter of seconds. Kiki ensures that all her designs are easy to dress on and off the wrist, the neck or the ears, for quick and comfortable accessorising. As an official UK stockist for Kiki McDonough jewellery, we are keen to show off the Maison’s peridot designs. Choose from Kiki McDonough peridot earrings or Kiki McDonough peridot necklaces and find the perfect vibrant piece of jewellery to add interest and detail to your winter wardrobe.
The history of the peridot stone dates back to ancient Egyptian times where its desirable colour was cherished and worn as a sign of wealth and good fortune. Today, peridot is incorporated into beautiful jewellery designs crafted from 18ct yellow gold and 18ct white gold to show off its magnificent rich colour. Kiki chooses all her stones by hand and creates designs for each gemstone depending on the clarity, the shape and the colour. As rare as two snowflakes ever being the same, each stunning creation is different to the next, promising the lady that whatever design she opts for, no other piece of jewellery is quite the same.
Wearing coloured gemstone jewellery is not as difficult as one would think. Kiki McDonough believes that once a lady has an understanding of what colours suit her skin tone, then choosing the gemstone is the easy part. Those with dark olive skin tones will suit the peridot, especially as this stone is frequently combined with white gold – a metal that helps to brighten the face and evoke a fresh contemporary style. It’s also worth keeping in mind that age has no bearing when it comes to choosing your favourite piece of Kiki McDonough Peridot jewellery. To create just the right amount of colour and sparkle, Kiki believes that a lady should start with a pair of earrings and build from there.
The Kiki McDonough Grace 18ct white gold peridot stud earrings are classic and timeless. The design can be accompanied by the matching necklace version, but likewise, can be worn alone to make a simple statement. The necklace showcases a stunning round cut peridot at the centre, surrounded by a border of brilliant cut diamonds. Fastening with a post in butterfly feature, these Kiki peridot earrings promise to sit comfortably against the skin and are perfect for occasions where the hair is scooped off the neck to show-off the breath-taking green tones of the centre gemstone. The matching necklace mirrors the same polished 18ct white gold and the lavish diamond border surrounding the peridot stone. Smaller pieces of peridot are nestled inside smooth rub over style white gold sets and are positioned further up the chain to create added detail.