Peridot is a well-known gemstone with a history that dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt. Its color ranges from light green to deep olive green, and it often has a yellowish tint. The most beautiful peridot gemstones, ones fit for a Pharaoh, have a deep olive-green color with good color saturation and excellent clarity.
Peridot is the birthstone of August and the appropriate stone to gift at the 16th anniversary.
This month our featured gemstones are kunzite, spinel, and tourmaline.
In ancient times Peridot was found at a single source – the Red Sea. Since then, the large amount of peridot discoveries has sparked an interest in the stone. Sources that are producing the highest quality Peridot are Myanmar, China, Pakistan, the USA, and Afghanistan.