Peridot jewellery, is highly polished and is very rewarding to works with because the reflective surfaces of other gemstones enhance the beautiful colour of peridot.
Peridot is the gemstone variant of olivine, and is a distinctive olive green colour due to the presence of iron. It does not need to be treated in any way to enhance the colour.
Peridot has been mined for over 3500 years on the former John's Island in the Red Sea, now called Zebirget.
It is the birthstone for Virgo, August 23rd to September 22nd.