Rough Peridot Stone

The green-apple crispness of Peridot is a perfect complement to today’s lively fashion scene. As the popularity of lime green continues to grow, so does the youthful appeal of this citrus-hued gem.

August birthstone: These apple green beauties have celebrated and commemorated August babies since the 1800s, and they are always a welcomed gift.  Why? They mark the most exciting time in life – your birthday and that of those you love.  Not to mention – peridots are lovely!

Celebrate August birthdays with the personal, meaningful gift of August birthstone jewelry.  It is not only an eternal trend; it’s an expression of gratitude and symbol of life’s most precious moments.  Take a peak at our peridot jewelry (link to shop peridot jewelry page), collection and give the gift of traditional birthstones – peridot birthstones!

Care: Peridot is rated “fair” for everyday wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.

Location: Found in Burma, Zebirget Island in the Red Sea and Arizona.

Composition: Peridot is composed of Magnesium Iron Silicate, a variety of olivine, an ultra-mafic mineral, which means it comes from deep within the earth.  They are hand-selected glowing green color and hand-cut for maximum brilliance.

History: The legend and lore of peridot is as intriguing as this August birthstone’s vivid lime-green color. Peridot jewelry dates back thousands of years—to when Cleopatra’s beloved emerald jewels were actually deep green peridots found in Egyptian mines, historians say.