Gemstone Blog — Peridot

August's Birthstone: Peridot

Posted by Danielle Rautiainen on

  Peridot is Gemstone quality Olvine, and is absolutely surrounded with legends and beliefs from as far as Egypt to Hawaii! This Gemstone varies in color from olive green to yellow-green, honey, red, or even brown-toned green. Peridot crystals, interestingly enough, form in magma from the upper mantle of the Earth's crust. This means that to mine Peridot, you must wait until other forces bring it to the surface of the Earth. Here are 5 other facts about this visionary Gemstone! Peridot is also known as "Goddess's Tears" and in ancient Hawaii it was believed that Peridot gems found after volcanic eruptions were the tears...

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