Birthstone of the Month ~ Peridot

Peridot is the beautiful gemstone of the month of August. Know as the soothing green, it’s a color of abundance and richness of the heart and soul.

Peridot gemstone is found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle making the yellow-green peridot an extreme gem. Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes. Some also came to earth in meteorites, but this extraterrestrial peridot is extremely rare, and not likely to be seen in a retail jewelry store.

about peridot gemstone

raw peridot stone. image source: gia.edu

Peridot is the birthstone for August and the 15th anniversary gemstone. Although the best peridot is a pure grass green, most peridot is yellowish-green. Most fine peridot is eye clean with tiny black spots that might be visible with magnification.

The rich color and powerful properties of this stone make it a thoughtful jewelry gift for a loved one. So here are a few jewelry ideas to help you get started:

Peridot Necklace by BelleReveDesigns

Peridot Drop Earrings by SaressaDesigns

Peridot Ring by TheSlyFox

Swarovski Peridot Green Crystal Silver Cufflinks by MakiYDesign

What do you think of the month of August birthstone? Have you ever gifted someone according to their birthstone or would you consider doing it? Share your thoughts!

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