PERIDOT
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peridot

Described by ancient Egyptians as the ‘gem of the sun’, Peridot is the birthstone of August and celebrates 16th wedding anniversaries. A member of the olivana family, the gem is a rich, golden, lime-green colour – which comes from iron –but it can also have a yellowy tinge. Pirates believed that Peridot had the power to drive away evil spirits – especially if set in gold.
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