Peridot, the lime green birthstone of August, is bright, brilliant and beyond compare in both beauty and color. The stories behind it span cultures and have inspired folklore worldwide as it decorates beautiful jewelry.
More interestingly, in Hawaiian lore, the peridot is said to be the tears of their goddess Pele, who reigns over volcanoes. Peridot is quite often found in volcanic rock and in meteors. NASA scientists have also discovered large areas of peridot on Mars!
These (currently listed on Etsy) peridot earrings feature lime
green peridot gems with sterling silver ear wires. Priced at $39.