Gemstone Feature- Peridot (August’s Birthstone)

Beautiful green Peridot is the birthstone for August.  A symbol of dignity, fame, and protection, peridot attracts love and wealth while soothing nervousness.  Peridot is considered a semi-precious stone.



Presents itself in a range of green hues, including yellowish green, lime, olive green, medium, and dark green shades.


Arizona’s San Carlos Indian Reservation in the US is the most significant source of peridot today. Other sources are Burma, Pakistan, Kenya, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, China, and Eygpt.

Age:  As jewelry, peridot was used in Ancient Egypt, and was prized by Egyptian pharaohs.

Family:  Forsteritic olivine

Hardness:  6.5-7 on the Mohs scale


Gemstone Properties/Healing Properties:  

A symbol of dignity, fame, and protection, peridot is said to attract love and wealth while pacifying one’s temper. Health-wise, peridot helps increase one’s vitality and strength. It also soothes nervousness, and aids liver, lungs and adrenal function.

Fun Facts/Stories:  

The Egyptians called peridot the gem of the sun. It’s been associated with light throughout the times. Some peridots have traveled to Earth in meteorites; these “extraterrestrial” peridots are very rare indeed.

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