Aurelia & Pierre showcases August’s birthstone with a Toi et Moi ring

Looking to update your jewellery box this month? Then London jeweller Aurelia & Pierre has the perfect option for you. Spotlighting the magic of peridot, the brand has debuted a breathtaking reimagining of the Toi et Moi ring, complete with glittering white diamonds and 18K gold

28 July 2022

By Joshua Hendren

August babies – no stone would make for a more thoughtful addition to your jewellery box than peridot. Instantly recognised for its alluring green hue, the gemstone is one of fabled origins. Early Egyptians believed it to glow in the dark, calling it the ‘gem of the sun’, while the Romans called the stone ‘Evening Emerald’ due to its acidic tinge that shines even more brilliantly in low light. Today, gemologists, crystal healers and stone enthusiasts alike believe it to ward off nightmares and bring luck and positivity to the wearer.

Tempted to introduce the gemstone to your jewellery wardrobe? For those looking to take the peridot plunge, look no further than London-based jeweller Aurelia & Pierre, who has reimagined the classic Toi et Moi ring in a verdant green.

At the heart of the ring is a 5-carat peridot in a mesmerising octagonal cut. Sourced from the Fuli mine in China’s Changbai mountains, the stone is offset by 0.38 carats of F colour, VS clarity white diamonds that snake along an elegant leaf motif that wraps the finger and stone.

Set in 18K white and yellow gold, the crossover ring is a refined way to add some vibrancy to your jewellery and showcases the overlooked and underappreciated beauty of this month’s most precious stone.

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