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Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green Peridot is the extreme gem. Found as nodules in volcanic rock, occasionally as crystals lining veins in mountains of Myanmar and Pakistan, and occasionally inside meteorites.
The Egyptians mined Peridot, and called it the ‘gem of the sun’. Today this gem is still prized for it’s restful green hues, and long history. Beautiful, yellowish green peridot has been treasured since earliest times.
Peridot is the birthstone for August and the 15th Anniversary gemstone.