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Did you know that peridot, August’s popular yellowish-green birthstone, was first discovered on the Egyptian island of Topazios around 300 BC and named “topazion” to honor its place of origin? The gem we know as peridot happily existed as “topaz” for about 2,000 years before something bizarre happened… Click the link to find out how its name was hijacked during the 18th century. http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

Did you know that peridot, August’s popular yellowish-green birthstone, was first discovered on the Egyptian island of Topazios around 300 BC and named “topazion” to honor its place of origin? The gem we know as peridot happily existed as “topaz” for about 2,000 years before something bizarre happened… Click the link to find out how its name was hijacked during the 18th century. http://bonafinejewelers.thejewelerblog.com/

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