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Birthstone Month August - Peridot


August birthstone image - peridot ring

 Ever wondered what to buy for the birthstone month of August. The peridot represents this month and may also be used as a gemstone to represent the 1st wedding anniversary.


We hope these suggestions will help you...

Peridot Bookmark

Look for a bookmark that is encrusted with peridot stones. Ideal as a gift for someone who enjoys reading.

Birthstone Month August - Peridot Jewelry

There are some very pretty pieces of jewelry to choose from. Including pendants, earrings and rings.

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Fair Trade Peridot Jewelry

Peridot jewelry is also available from companies that specialize in Fair Trade products. These products are just as pretty and you have the satisfaction of knowing that the person who made it was given a fair price.

Peridot Cuff Links

Buy a man peridot cuff links and maybe add a tie pin to make it a set. Complete the gift with a shirt to compliment the color of the peridot.

Peridot Paperweights

Paperweights are available to purchase that represent the birthstones for each month. This would make an unusual gift for the person receiving the gift.



Find a lime green colored vase. See what exotic flowers you can come up with to go in it.


Purchase a bouquet of flowers in shades of green. Place in a nice colored vase to make it more special.

Peridot Information

Peridot is the gem quality variety of forsterite olivine. The name of the gemstone is believed to come from either the French word peritot meaning 'unclear' or the Arabic word faridat meaning 'gem'.

Peridots are one of the few gemstones that come in only one color. The depth of green depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, and varies from yellow-green to olive to brownish green. Peridot is also often referred to as "poor man's emerald".

Gem quality peridot is rather rare. Peridot crystals have been found in iron-nickel meteorites. It is found in Brazil, Upper Burma, Minas Gerais and Egypt .

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