It’s Time to Pick Out Peridot Jewlery

The Peridot–August’s brilliant, highlighter green birthstone–was first discovered in Ancient Egypt, where it was adoringly referred to as the “Gem of the Sun.” Ancient Egyptian priests would drink from ceremonial cups encrusted with the stone, as they believed that it connected them to nature. Peridots are also heavily associated with Christianity; August’s birthstone appears numerous times in the Bible, by the name “chrysolite.”

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