Peridot- August’s Birthstone:
Peridot has a fascinating history stretching back over 4,000 years. The ancient Egyptians called it the ‘gem of the sun’ and mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad. It has even been found in meteorites on Mars and the moon! Peridot is relatively hard and durable however it is considerably softer than many other gems, so care should be taken to prevent scratches. Peridot is best cleaned with warm, sudsy water and a soft cloth.