Also called ‘the evening emerald’, August’s birthstone, peridot, appeals to artisans and jewelry buffs alike for its chartreuse glow, lending its exquisiteness to NOVICA’s distinctive peridot dangle earrings collection. Historically, peridot has been recognized for its ability to ward off evil, bringing good fortune to the lime green gemstone’s possessor. Today, NOVICA artisans draw on their natural surroundings to reveal peridot’s full potential. Thai artisan Matta cleverly transforms tiny incandescent peridot jewels into a bundle of ‘Sweet Green Grapes’ in her large dangle earrings design. Northwest of Matta in India’s West Bengal, Neeru Goel casts elliptic peridot gems as the leaves on her ‘Summer Fern’ earring design.