Peridot - Apple Green Gemstone
Learn more about this August Birthstone
|Color:||Olive or Apple green|
|Origins:||North & South America, Asia, Africa|
|Hardness:||6.5 - 7|
Peridot comes from all over the world with some of the most famous sources including Arizona, China, Pakistan and Burma.
Let's take a closer look at this gem...
Vivid Green Color
This particular Peridot comes from China -- it has a lively apple green color.
You can tell that this gem is neither too dark; where it would not have a rich refraction. It is also not too light of a color where it would like watery or washed out.
Peridot is the birthstone of August. Click here to read about the folklore behind peridot.
Why I love Peridot so much, and YOU SHOULD TOO
Peridot refracts really well. The stone looks alive and shimmers when you look at it under light.
Where can you buy it?
Long before money was green - peridot was green. And I have found a site where you can buy peridot without spending too much green. You can buy this Peridot, and many others from Rio Gems Peridot List.
Check out our peridot price guide for an idea of what peridot should cost.