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August Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

Many historians now believe that Cleopatra’s famous collection of emeralds were actually peridots… and the awe-inspiring 200-carat emeralds that are encrusted in the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the Cologne Cathedral? They were also found to be peridots. Even the Bible gives the shaft to the poor peridot. In Exodus 28:17, instructions for making a priestly and holy

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Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

Peridot History Shimmering, pale green peridot–often called the evening emerald–is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “peridot” can be pronounced as “PAIR-uh-doe” or “PAIR-uh-dot.” While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found

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