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Birthstone for August – Peridot

Posted on 21 July 2024

Peridot is a bright lime-green gemstone, it sits beautifully in yellow gold.

It is formed of olivine, which is a silicate mineral.  It is the presence of Magnesium that turns the silicate mineral into Peridot and gives it such a wonderful lime green.

Peridot is thought to be a great aid for depression and helps the wearer alleviate psychological afflictions.  It is believed to counteract the effects of negative emotions and bring light and clarity of thought to the wearer.

Peridot is the Birthstone for August; its qualities include bringing love, fame, courage and success to the wearer.  Peridot translates from the ancient Greek word meaning to ‘give richness’.

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