August’s birthstoneThe 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.
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)
AUGUST BIRTHSTONE COLOR
The Peridot (pronounced PEAR-A-DOE or PEAR-A-DOT) is generally a light green color. It’s a unique birthstone because it is always a shade of green and no other color. The intensity of color depends on the amount of iron; the more iron it contains, the deeper green it will be (and, generally, the more valuable).
Peridot is both a day stone and a night stone, keeping its shining color even under artificial lighting. For this reason, it is sometimes called “Evening Emerald”.
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