Peridot Bike Chain Cufflinks

Bike Chain Cufflinks: Peridot

In this first blog post of the series giving more detail on the bike chain cufflinks for sale, we’re going to take a look at peridot cufflinks. 

This article will cover some of the inspiration about these cufflinks and what to wear with peridot cufflinks to show them off to their fullest. For more in depth posts about the peridot gemstones, read our peridot birthstone article here. 

A couple of points to clear up at the start:

Pronouncing Peridot

The pronunciation of is up for debate. Some pronounce the ‘t’ others do not. I guess it depends on if you pronounce a ‘tz’ in chorizo. Or maybe not.

Peridot Birthstone

Peridot is the August birthstone, meaning it’s for all those Leos and early Virgos. It’s also the stone of 1stand 16thwedding anniversaries. More of all of that in the peridot birthstone article.

Peridot Bike Chain Cufflinks

Our peridot bike chain cufflinks are all made in the UK and are available in silver, gold and rose gold. The colour of the peridot contrasts with the three precious metals, creating excitement and boldness.

Influence / inspiration

The I chose the stone because I couldn’t resist the charming chartreuse green. I loved how the stone’s gold highlights shined against the bright green base tones, and how the gemstones responded to the metals when set; always contrasting and complementing in different measures. In silver cufflinks, the sparkle of the stone complemented the mirror silver. When set in gold, the golden highlights of the peridot gemstone complemented the gold cufflinks. When set in rose gold cufflinks, the green appears smooth and easy on the eye.

Matching Peridot Cufflinks

The cufflinks work with a range of colours and textures. The colour of the silver, gold or rose gold of the cufflink will stand out most against a light coloured shirt such as turquoise, teal or yellow/ cream shirt.  But if you’re looking for something truly spectacular then pair them with a pink or pink/purple shirt. This bold combination works so well because as we found out above, the peridot cufflinks in any metal are inherently contrasting pieces, so continuing the theme of contrast looks extremely rakish.

Sourcing Peridots 

All of our gemstones are sourced from reputable British dealers who source their peridots from the USA, Myanmar, Pakistan and China.