Whenever someone mentions “Peridot” (Peh-rih-doe), I always visualise a bright greeny-yellow stone. The colour is close to that of fresh limes, and I can’t help but conjure up pictures of vast green fields and meadows with yellow pinpricks of daisies and buttercups on a bright, hot August day without a cloud in the sky.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and also for the Zodiac sign of Pisces. Its name comes from the Latin aqua marina, translating as "water of the sea". Aquamarine is part of the Beryl family of gemstones, which includes Emerald.