Peridot, pronounced as "pear-a-doe" is known for its shimmering yellow- green color and is the official birthstone for the month of August. Peridot is known as "gem of the sun" and is derived from the Greek word "faridat" which means "gem".
Peridot is a variety of olivine. And are mined some 1500 BC on Saint John's Island near Egypt. Peridots are found in Arizona, China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
Peridots are believed to bring royal dignity upon its wearer.
Ancient traditional birthstones:
- Arabic: Sardonyx
- Guardian Angel: Verchiel
- Hebrew: Carnelian
- Hindu: Ruby
- His Talismanic Stone: Diamond
- Polish: Sardonyx
- Roman: Carnelian