Peridot is a lime-green gemstone named after the Greek word for gem - ‘feridat’. This ancient and popular stone is found across US, China, Egypt, Arab, South Africa and Hawaii. It dates back its usage to the Egyptian Civilisation in 1500 B.C, when it was mined and used as jewelry and royal accessories. Perhaps, Peridot was the national gem of Egypt and their people referred to it as the “gem of the Sun” attributing to its bright luster.
Quality And Appearance
Baring diamonds, peridots are the only gemstones created in the core of the earth. They are forged in a fiery pit of lava that is cooled over millions of years. The presence of iron, silicate, and magnesium gives renders tints of lime green to olive shades in peridots.
Peridots are transparent to translucent with an oily luster giving reminiscences of greenery, summer, and autumn.
Peridot Buying Guide: Look for eye clean, bright green hues having an oily luster on them. Peridots are one of those gems that come in only one shade and hence if you see any other color in the gem know that it may not be genuine peridot. The price ranges between $50 - $80 up to $500 per cent.
Peridot connects to the heart chakra and could be very helpful in getting rid of blockages in this chakra. Doing this would allow you to be a more receptive and welcoming person in your relationships.
Its association with the powers of the sun is proof of its illuminating powers that ward off negative energy from your surrounding. Gempro believes using peridots in mediation and prayers is an excellent way to connect to the universe and draw strength from it.
If you are going through difficult times in your life, peridots are advised at such a phase. Extended use, will give you the strength to deal with and overcomes tough times.
If you are up against, legal conflicts, tough family situations, career turmoils or any other taxing task. Gempro experts recommend mediating with a Peridot will help you draw inner strength and keep you optimistic about your life.
In general, peridots have a positive influence on the user by elevating his or her insights, wisdom and understanding of life.
Peridots are especially beneficial in healing endocrine and digestive issues. They balance and assist in the functioning of adrenaline gland, gall bladder, liver and pancreas and spleen as well.
Peridot being a bright gemstone goes well as a statement and eye catchy jewelry. They are the perfect substitute for emeralds and one would not guess otherwise. Their bright and lustrous shine would enhance any sober attire. Gempro fashion experts believe peridots are very suitable for rings and studs. These bright stones add a pop of color without going too overboard and brighten up your overall look.
Bring peridots into your life in times of difficult transitions and turmoils. They help you find strength and positivity, restoring your hope for good times and boosting your self belief. Peridots reduce self-doubt and increase your vitality.
The legendary beauty queen Cleopatra was a well-known gemstone lover. And turns out that the green gems that she adorned so fondly as emeralds, were peridots indeed. Many historians believe based on the size and description that her famous jewelry could be peridots mined in Egypt.
Peridot Gemstone Specifications
- Species: Forsterite
- Alternate Names: Chrysolite, Hawaiite
- Colors: Medium-pale Lime, Green
- Hardness: 6.5 - 7
- Month: August
- Zodiac: Leo
- Element: Earth Amplification
- Property: Strength and Optimism