Birthstone for those who were born in August. Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. Peridot is one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but the molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. Peridot embodies protection & positive power.
Mohs Hardness: 6.5-7
Colour: Olive Green