Peridot is a mineral Gemstone composed of a magnesium-iron silicate complex. In old England, peridot Gems was equated with sapphire as one of the 'noble rings'. In fact, the name is very similar to the Arabian 'feridaat' – meaning 'gem'. The stone was also very familiar in middle-age France. A very unique visual property of peridot is its olive green colour. Gemstone minerals are usually available in numerous colours, but Peridot Gemstone has just one characteristic colour. In fact, the mineral from which Peridot Stones is composed of is called olivine. Traces of iron give rise to the green.
Ancient customs have revered the peridot Gemstones for its dazzling green, and have associated it with a lot of powers. During ancient times, the peridot and the emerald were frequently confused with each other. The mineral has also been found in meteorites which fall to the Earth. The largest Peridot Gemstone ever found was nearly 60 grams in weight. Peridot Gemstone is commonly unearthed in Arizona, the USA, and many other parts of the world including Eqypt , Brazil, Burma and Sri Lanka. A rich contemporary source of Peridot Gems is the Himalayas. The stone has been used in popular as well as gemstone jewelry throughout the world – and throughout history. It can be studded into rings, bracelets and pendants and it can be simply used as a gemstone.
Benefits and healing properties of Peridot Gemstones:
The peridot is associated with feelings of love, abundance and happiness. When used as jewelry, the stone improves the mind's creativity.
Burma is considered to have the best peridot mineral specimens in the world. It's also found in Sri Lanka and parts of Pakistan and India.
Properties of Peridot Gemstone:
- Indian Name: Peridot
- Cosmic Color: Green
How to care for your peridot Gemstone:
To cleanse your Gem, wash the ring/pendant it in running water and clean with a soft brush.