This birthstone is thought by many born in August to be one of their least liked stones, until they see the material from Africa. Peridot from the USA is a light lime green that many people rate as “brash” when compared to the rich lush grass green of the stones from Zaire. And at the other end of the scale is the “Mist Peridot” from Brazil, a very light clear and bright stone that has a “refreshing colour” according to one customer. It is actually available in a range of colour from brownish Green through Olive green to a Yellowish green. It is composed from Magnesium Iron Silicate and is a good stone for general everyday wear. Treated with reasonable caution, it will last a lifetime whether worn around the neck, in the ears or on a finger. You can decorate any part of your body with this beautiful gemstone!