August’s Birthstone - The vivid, bright, and lively peridot

If you are lucky enough to be born in August your birthstone is the citrus-hued gem Peridot.

Peridot ranges in color from yellow, to olive, to deep brownish green. Peridot’s are mined in Africa, South America, Asia and Australia. One of the largest Peridot mines in the United States can be found in Arizona.

Peridot has a fascinating color when mined as pictured below. The citrus-hued gem complements today's fashion perfectly.

Rough peridot

Rough peridot

See our previous blog for more details about the history of the peridot gemstone. 

We have some vintage and vintage inspired pieces featuring the peridot gemstone.

Whether it be a ring, earrings, or pendant, peridot lends itself to making a wondeful fashion statement for anyone. If you would like to create your own custom crafted piece of jewelry featuring the peridot gemstone, come see us at Richard Dolgin Private Jeweler in Overland Park Kansas.