Born in August? Learn about your Birthstone – Peridot!
Are you Born in the month of August? Guess what, your birthstone is Peridot Stone!
Shimmering, pale green peridot–often called the evening emerald–is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “peridot” can be pronounced as “PAIR-uh-doe” or “PAIR-uh-dot.”
It is the national gem of Egypt, and the ancient Egyptians knew it as the gem of the sun. Ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums.
Peridot is rich in magnesium and has an iron content that gives the gem its green coloring.
Gem variety of the mineral olivine: found in peridotite rock from the earth’s upper mantle.
|Chemical Composition||(Mg, Fe)2SiO4|
|Color||Medium-pale lime green|
|Hardness||6-1/2 to 7 (Mohs)|
|Specific Gravity||3.27 – 3.37|
|Refractive Index||1.654 – 1.690|
- Please be careful while wearing Peridot stone as it is sensitive to heat, acids, ammonia and hot waters.
- The best way to clean a peridot Ring or Pendant is with soapy warm water.
- Keep it out of extreme temperature changes if you can.