Peridot is the birthstone for August and for the starsign Leo (those born between 23rd July and 22nd August).
The ancient Egyptians called peridot the 'gem of the sun', believing it could protect against dark and evil entities. If you are a Leo it was thought peridot would protect against negative energy while enhancing happiness, love, and prosperity.
Peridot often comes from volcanic rock, basalt, but can also have an xtraterrestrial sounce - it has been found in meteorites that have fallen to earth (although this form is rare).
If you love this gemstone but weren't born in August, peridot is also traditionally given on 15th wedding anniversaries.
We have a selection of peridot dress rings in stock or we can add peridot to our personalised heirloom rings or birthstone charms. We also have this beautiful 18ct gold peridot and diamond engagement ring which would be perfect for an August born bride or for someone who loves green gemstones.
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