FUN FACTS ABOUT PERIDOT
Did you know that peridot is one of the few gemstones that only comes in one color? That’s right; this vibrant green stone only comes in shades of green! For more fun facts about peridot, read on!
■ Apart from being the official birthstone for August, green peridot is also the traditional 16th wedding anniversary gift.
■ Peridot is a gem-quality form of the mineral olivine. Olivine is a very abundant mineral, but gem-quality peridot is quite rare.
■ Most gemstones are created in the Earth's crust. However, peridot and diamond are not. They're formed deep down in the Earth's mantle.
■ Peridot crystals are mostly found on five continents. The major sources are Burma, the U.S. (Arizona), Norway, Brazil, China, Australia, and Pakistan.
■ Green peridot is unique in the world of gems; it comes in only one color: green! Some common peridot colors include moss green, lime green, emerald green, and brownish green.
■ The color of green is determined by the amount of iron in the peridot stone, the more iron in the peridot stone, the deeper the green color.