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Get To Know Peridot

Peridot is one of three stunning birthstones for August, along with sardonyx and spinel. Recognized for its vibrant verdant hue, peridot adds a bold pop of color to any piece of jewelry.

Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. Some historians believe that Cleopatra’s famed emerald collection may have actually been peridot!

Interested in learning more about peridot? Check out this “All About Birthstones” video featuring Danielle Barber from Suna Bros. She tells us why she’s fallen in love with this “go big or go home” apple-green gemstone and more!

Searching for peridot jewelry in your area? Use our Find a Jeweler search tool to find an AGS jeweler near you!