Peridot is the Birthstone for August

Peridot is the birthstone for August, but did you know it’s also out of this world? Peridot is the gem version of a mineral called olivine, an iron and magnesium silicate. Olivine is part of the makeup of our solar system neighbors, including some metallic meteorites that occasionally fall to earth!!

Peridot is the traditionally classic August birthstone and the gemstone that commemorates the 16th wedding anniversary. Due to their vibrant color in lowlight, they’ve also taken on the name and notoriety as the “evening Emeralds”.

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