Peridot is a gem quality form of the mineral olivine. This material is also referred to as chrysolite. The word Peridot is derived from the Arabic “faridat” which means “gem”.
Most of the Peridot that is formed deep inside the earth was delivered to the surface by volcanoes.
Peridot unlike most other gemstones only comes in one color, pale green. There is a wide range of green shades that Peridot exhibits, however, including olive green, lime green, yellowish green, and dark green. The most desirable shade of Peridot is a deeply saturated forest green with a slight yellow tone and no brown tones. Peridot is commonly mined in Arizona, Burma, China and Sri Lanka. Some very rare Peridot specimens have been discovered in meteorites.
Peridot along with Sardonyx has been the official birthstone of August since 1912.
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