Peridot The Gemstone for August

Janice Stiles

The gemstone for the month of August is Peridot. With its alluring green charm, it brings a touch of nature's splendor to the world of gemstones. This is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: green. Peridot ranges from a pale-yellow green to almost a grass green.

 Peridot Pendant

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Throughout history, Peridot has been associated with various mystical and healing properties. It is believed to symbolize strength, protection, and prosperity. In ancient times, people believed that wearing Peridot jewelry could provide the wearer with a shield against nightmares and evil spirits.


 Peridot Rounds

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High quality Peridots with vibrant green color, few inclusions, (particles trapped inside a gemstone during formation) and good clarity are reasonably affordable and can range in price from $50 to $500 per carat.


Sterling Framed Peridot

Peridot can be discovered in various locations across the globe. Some notable sources include Egypt, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, China, Vietnam, and the United States (Arizona, Hawaii). Peridot has also been detected in rare instances within meteorites that have fallen to Earth. These extraterrestrial Peridots are considered exceptionally rare and valuable.


Peridot Earrings

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Peridot is relatively soft compared to other gemstones, ranking around 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness and should be stored where other gems cannot scratch it.

As with many other gemstones, clean Peridot with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush to remove any dirt and debris, rinse then blot with a soft cloth.

Known for its captivating green hue, Peridot remains a cherished gemstone that draws admiration from all who behold it.


I invite you to enjoy my beautiful designs and remember to reach out to me at any time if you have questions or if you would like to place a custom order!

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