Gemstone of the Month: August
The origin of the name peridot is unknown. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests it has an Anglo–Norman origin (classical Latin pæderot), but could also originate from the Arabic word faridat, meaning "gem" or the French word peritot, meaning gold.
Peridot is a silicate mineral, a magnesium rich variety of Olivine.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur...