Birthstone of August, Peridot's color is one of the most vibrant in all of the gemstones. Often "Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green Peridot is the extreme gem" (https://www.gia.edu/peridot)
The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history. Large strongly-colored, examples can be spectacular, and attractive smaller gems are available for jewelry at all price points.
BIRTHSTONES & ANNIVERSARIES
The 15th Anniversary Gemstone.
The peridot is a light green, ancient, cosmic birthstone that has been found in volcanic lava in Hawaii—and in meteorites that have fallen to Earth. The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the Sun” and believed it had special healing powers.
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