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Peridot & Spinel are the birthstones for the month of August

Peridot & Spinel are the birthstones for the month of August


  • Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine. The color range for peridot is from bright lime yellow green to deep leaf green. The Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun”

  • The word peridot comes from the Arabic “faridat,” which means “gem.” Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes. Some came to earth in meteorites, however this extraterrestrial peridot is extremely rare

  • Some peridot is found in pallasite meteorites that have fallen to earth, remnants of our solar system's birth. In 2005, peridot was found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe


  • Spinel's durability makes it the perfect gemstone for everyday wear. The only gemstones that are harder than Spinel are Sapphires, Rubies, and Diamonds

  • For centuries, Spinel has been mistaken for Ruby in Europe’s crown jewels

  • Spinel is increasing in popularity! Pink, red, and blue Spinel are starting to attract the attention of savvy gemstone collectors, prices are going up

  • Your birthstone is personal and affordable to collect. Birthstone jewelry creates a cherished gifting experience