If ever there were a birthstone intended to create attention,
it would have to be the startling Peridot,
that lusciously lime green gem which is the modern birthstone for August.
Love it or loathe it, it is a colour not to be treated gently,
and I, for one, quite absolutely adore this lively tone.
But let's have a look to learn a little more about Peridot's history...