Montgomery’s Jewelry – Family-Owned & Operated Since 1946
Peridot: August Birthstone
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot’s color can be described as yellow-green, green with a golden tone, olive or bottle green, deep chartreuse, or simply a brilliant light green. The proportion of iron present causes the shade and depth of the green of a peridot stone; the deeper the green, the smaller the amount of iron present. Most of the peridot mined today comes from China, Pakistan, and Arizona and the gems that are found are mostly under 3 carats. Two of the finest peridot collections in the world can be found at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Museum of Natural History in New York.
Jewelry Crafting & Repairs
Montgomery’s Jewelry offers you the ability to create an utterly unique piece of jewelry with your own gems or those specially chosen from our stellar collection.
About Montgomery's Jewelry
Woodrow “Blackie” Montgomery started Montgomery’s Jewelry in 1946 after he came out of the Marine Corps in World War II. “Blackie” and his wife, Mary, ran the store and in 1978 their youngest son, Woody Montgomery joined the family business. Woody went to jewelry manufacturing school in Paris, Texas, and gemology school in Santa Monica, California, bringing in-house repair and custom jewelry designs to Starkville. “Blackie” and Mary hired Michelle Sharp, who has been a key component to the store since 1977. Woody married Robin Nettles and she joined the store in 1981. Woodrow “Blackie” and Mary Montgomery left the store to Woody and Robin Montgomery, who took full ownership in 1987. Robin said she, Woody,and Michelle work hard to build and maintain relationships with customers through honesty and loyalty, ensuring they return. Montgomery’s Jewelry is the oldest and still the best jewelry store in Starkville, Mississippi.