Peridot is a gem that has been known for thousands of years. It was particularly popular in ancient Rome.
It is a beautiful olive green to bright yellow green colour. It has very good brilliance when well cut. It is a fairly inexpensive gemstone in smaller sizes,
though larger stones are difficult to obtain and command much higher prices.
Peridot is a slightly softer gemstone that is best suited to earrings or pendants.
Peridot is the traditional birthstone for August.