August Birthstone – Peridot


Ancient Egyptians Weren’t Far Off When They Anointed Peridot the ‘Gem of the Sun’

The Ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad and anointed the vibrant green stone as the “gem of the sun.” Thousands of years later, modern scientists have proven that August’s official birthstone is truly extraterrestrial, as it has been found embedded within meteorites and scattered across the surface of Mars.
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