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  • AUGUST BIRTHSTONE PERIDOT: The Gem That Fell to Earth

    Victoria Thomas

    Peridot is the best-loved birthstone for the month of August, ranging in color from deep. mossy olive to acidic, citrusy yellow-green. Perhaps the ancients knew the secret of the peridot, which is that it often reaches our planet as the payload of falling stars (check out the annual Perseid meteor showers, happening right now!). It's an unusual gem with an unusual story.