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August birthstone – peridot

The vibrant colour of peridot is a perfect gemstone match for the summer month of August. Peridot is not only August’s birthstone but is also the gemstone which is gifted when celebrating 16 years of marriage.

This ancient gemstone always comes in a pale green colour and is associated with balancing the wearer’s emotions and mind and therefore brings peace, rest and health. Peridot is said to remove any feelings of jealousy, anger and resentment and instead helps with self-forgiveness.

According to the GIA, the Egyptian island of Zabargad (the name now given to Topazios) is the oldest recorded source of this August birthstone. It is mined in countries such as China, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Peridot has a hardness of 6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness and therefore pendants and earrings would make the most ideal gifts.

Visit our website to see our list of suppliers, many of which supply gemstones including peridot, and offer retailers the perfect portfolio of gifts for to those August babies and for a 16 year anniversary present.

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