August's Birthstone: Peridot
Peridot is an ancient gem dating back to the Egyptians. It was collected for the Egyptian pharaohs. It is the National gem of Egypt and referred to as the “Gem of the Sun”.
This yellow-green gem is sometimes found in meteorites; often brought to the surface in volcanic areas.
This bright, sunny gemstone is perfect for August birthdays. It is also the traditional gemstone gift for a 1st and 16th anniversary.