Peridot is the birthstone for August. Many gemstones are found in a range of colours, but not Peridot. A bright clear gemstone, Peridot is always a shade of green, usually a yellow green or olive green shade of colour. it has been prized by many cultures including the Egyptians, who mined it and called it the ‘the gem of the sun’. The gem is often found set in both silver and gold jewellery, including pendants, earrings and bracelets.