About Us

About Peridot Park

Peridot Park is a small, woman-owned business, carving a niche in affordable gemstone jewelry. Katie Dougherty, Owner/Designer behind Peridot Park, loves making jewelry that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of women. Her hope is that her customers love wearing her pieces as much as she loves creating them. When she sells in person at artisan markets, she loves helping customers find the perfect piece and seeing their reaction when they see themselves in the mirror.

After leaving a career in Tech, Katie decided to pursue her lifelong love of jewelry. In 2015 she took jewelry making classes, and started her business. Katie and her husband, Rick, love to travel, where Katie is always on the hunt for new beads, gemstones, or vintage pieces to incorporate into her designs. She also believes in supporting other small business, and sources  beads etc. from Austin, Texas, area shops. 

Katie was born in El Paso, TX, but lived primarily in the midwest, most recently in the Chicago suburbs before moving to Austin 18 years ago to be near her first grandchild. Katie and Rick live in the Dripping Springs area with their two dogs, Lillian and Walter.