Peridot is a gem-quality variety of the mineral Olivine and is the official birthstone of August. It is a stone of natural phenomenon because it forms under tremendous heat and pressure. As a result, it is a rare gemstone. In addition, Peridot is found in rocks that are created by volcanoes. In fact, these gemstones have even been found in meteors that fall to Earth!
This gemstone is mined in specific areas found within Australia and Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
Peridot colours vary from yellow-green to olive green to brown-green. August’s birthstone is one of the few gemstones found in a single colour. The depth of green depends on the amount of iron found within its crystal structure.
Peridot has a hardness of 6.5 and 7.0 on Mohs scale. In other words, it is a durable gemstone and perfect for any type of jewellery piece. This green gemstone is gorgeous when set with any precious metal.
Peridot is a gemstone of passion. Most importantly, it is a gemstone that brings good health, sleep and peace to relationships. In addition, Peridot is a stone of emotional and mental balance. Moreover, encapsulates the meaning of adding an extra stunning sparkle to an outfit!
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