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A few fun facts you may not already know about August’s birthstone include:

The peridot is a lustrous yellowish-green gem that is not as commonly worn as some other birthstones. For this reason, many people are curious about it when they begin a search for jewelry celebrating their August birthday. Because it is a lesser-known gem, it can be a stunning gift and natural conversational starter.

1. Cleopatra Famously Wore Peridots

In ancient times, Egypt was the primary source of the peridot, called the ‘Gem of the Sun.' The Egyptians were extremely fascinated with the peridot, and they were made into Talisman to ward off evil. Interestingly, the gemstones worn by  Queen Cleopatra was not emeralds as it was popularly believed, but actually the peridot. Travelers at the time were not yet familiar with the rare stone and mistook it for the darker green gemstone they already knew.

2. It’s Mined Across the World

Although it was made famous in Egypt, it can actually be mined in many places in America and abroad. American peridot mines exist in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos reservations, Nevada, and Hawaii. Foreign sources of the stone include Australia, Kenya, China, Brazil, Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and Sri Lanka. Peridot crystals have even been found in pallasite meteorites!

3. It’s Shades Can Vary

The peridot is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. While all peridots are green, it is found in different shades spanning from pale green, olive-green to even bright lime. The most expensive Peridots are sparkling lime-green without brown or yellow hues. These shades of green combine well with silver or platinum for stunning jewelry that really stands out.

The peridot makes a very special birthstone for the month of August and gives the wearer an opportunity to have jewelry not commonly seen on others. Modern day peridots are predominantly used for rings, earrings, and pendants. They can be cut into many different shapes from square, oval, teardrop as well as heart shaped. View our jewelry collection today to find the perfect peridot jewelry to celebrate your August birthday.

Kendra Scott Peridot Necklace 
$50 available in Silver & Gold Chain 

14K White Gold Peridot Necklace 
$325.00

14K White Gold Peridot Ring
$295.00

A few fun facts you may not already know about August’s birthstone include: The peridot is a lustrous yellowish-green gem that is not as commonly worn as some other birthstones. For this reason, many people are curious about it when they begin a search for jewelry celebrating their August birthday. Because it is a lesser-known gem, it can be a stunning gift and natural conversational starter. 1. Cleopatra Famously Wore Peridots In ancient times, Egypt was the primary source of the peridot, called the ‘Gem of the Sun.' The Egyptians were extremely fascinated with the peridot, and they were made into Talisman to ward off evil. Interestingly, the gemstones worn by Queen Cleopatra was not emeralds as it was popularly believed, but actually the peridot. Travelers at the time were not yet familiar with the rare stone and mistook it for the darker green gemstone they already knew. 2. It’s Mined Across the World Although it was made famous in Egypt, it can actually be mined in many places in America and abroad. American peridot mines exist in Arkansas, Arizona on the San Carlos reservations, Nevada, and Hawaii. Foreign sources of the stone include Australia, Kenya, China, Brazil, Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and Sri Lanka. Peridot crystals have even been found in pallasite meteorites! 3. It’s Shades Can Vary The peridot is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. While all peridots are green, it is found in different shades spanning from pale green, olive-green to even bright lime. The most expensive Peridots are sparkling lime-green without brown or yellow hues. These shades of green combine well with silver or platinum for stunning jewelry that really stands out. The peridot makes a very special birthstone for the month of August and gives the wearer an opportunity to have jewelry not commonly seen on others. Modern day peridots are predominantly used for rings, earrings, and pendants. They can be cut into many different shapes from square, oval, teardrop as well as heart shaped. View our jewelry collection today to find the perfect peridot jewelry to celebrate your August birthday. Kendra Scott Peridot Necklace $50 available in Silver & Gold Chain 14K White Gold Peridot Necklace $325.00 14K White Gold Peridot Ring $295.00

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