Peridot - Apple Green Gemstone

Learn more about this August Birthstone


Gem: Peridot
Composition: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4
Color: Olive or Apple green
Origins: North & South America, Asia, Africa
Hardness: 6.5 - 7

Peridot's Origins

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...

8x6mm Peridot Oval Cut

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 Information

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.