Learn about peridot, the modern August birthstone that has something more than meets the eye
Peridot as August birthstone is one of the only gems that are found in molten rock of Earth’s upper mantle, and not in the crust
The olive-green color and excellent saturation of this August birthstone make it a cut above the rest
Peridot gets its vibrant color from the presence of the element iron in trace proportions
The August birthstone is known as the oldest gemstone, believed to have been mined in 1500 BC
Peridot is mined in Australia, Pakistan, Brazil, Burma, Mexico, Egypt and Kenya
Peridot finds its share of lovers in big movie stars and royalty
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