The most popular birthstone for the month of August is the Peridot.
The word “peridot” comes from the Arabic word faridat which means gem. The peridot is a gem that was valued in many ancient and medieval cultures. As early as the second century BCE is when it started to appear in priests’ jewelry.
In addition to being the birthstone for August, the peridot is also The gem of the 16th wedding anniversary.
The best way to safely clean a peridot is to use a soft-bristle tooth brush with mild dish soap in warm water. You should never use a stem or ultrasonic cleaner on a peridot.