Peridot: August Birthstone Jewellery
Peridot is the olive-green gemstone that is recognised for its age, with peridot jewellery being found that dates back to the ancient Egyptian era. Composed from the mineral olivine, this gemstone is named peridot when it is of gem quality.
Peridot deposits have been found in meteorites Olivine-rich green sand beaches can be found in Hawaii, Norway and in other locations across the globe. Peridot is the beautiful birthstone for August and represents the star sign Virgo in the zodiac calendar.