When I was a kid, nothing captured my imagination like outer space. On summer nights my friends and I would lie in the field behind my house and stare into the night sky. The stars would sparkle like thousands of shimmering jewels. Our minds raced as we wondered what was out there in the dark. Little did we know that the stars were closer to jewels than we thought.
Scientists recently discovered that huge sections of the surface of Mars are covered in sparkling peridot. Apparently, the Red Planet is rich with green. But while peridot is the first gemstone to be found on another planet, it has been coveted here on Earth for centuries.
You may have to wait a while until you can brag about your Martian gems. In the meantime, we found the most vivid stones our planet has to offer and packed 400 carats worth into our Peridot Torsade Necklace. Five strands of glistening peridot droplets fasten with a large .925 sterling silver lobster clasp. Wear it straight or with a twist. Either way, you get enough out-of-this-world sparkle to leave even the stars green with envy.