Peridot is the birthstone for August.

The fresh vibrant colour of Peridot certainly reflects the long days of this summer month.

Peridot is the stone of compassion, bringing good health and restful sleep and can assist with overcoming hypochondria.

The geology of Peridot is fascinating. Born of fire, it is evident in lava and magma spewed from volcanic eruptions. In Hawaii, the black basalt rock and beaches are studded with millions of tiny peridot grains.

Peridot is often found at meteor crash sites too making it a true extra-terrestrial gemstone!

A Heart and Solar Plexus Chakra Stone, Peridot unites their energies. Love, Joy, emotional power and inner peace all benefit from this stone.

Colour – Pale Green