Peridot is the birthstone for August and is one of the few gemstones that only come in one color – in varying shades of olive, brownish to yellow green. Peridot with a lot of iron are the deeper green colors. Major sources of peridot are the United States, China and Myanmar. On the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation you will find Peridot Mesa, one of the largest producers of peridot in the world.
Peridot has been around “forever”. Archaeologists discovered Egyptian jewelry from the 2nd millennium BC containing peridot. Medieval churches in Europe have treasures and relics adorned with peridot.
Peridot is thought to bring the wearer good luck, success and peace. I don’t know about you but I could use more of all three of these things!