Peridot is an ancient gem dating back to the Egyptians and was collected for the pharaohs. It is the national gem of Egypt and often referred to as the “Gem of the Sun”.

It is sometimes found in meteorites; often brought to the surface in volcanic areas.


Appearance:  Transparent green in color and can vary from yellow-green, olive, to brownish green in a crystal structure. The more iron it contains the more intense the color.

Birthstone by Month & Zodiac:  August / Leo (July 23 – August 22) 

Facts:  Given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. 

Physical and Emotional Balance:  Beneficial to people to boost self-esteem ; gives confidence and assertiveness.

Origin:  U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa

Mohs Scale Hardness:  6.5-7

August 03, 2017 — Amy Seidler