If we were asked among all the ones we have seen, which of our gemstones is our favorite, it would not be easy to choose. However, the color of peridot and its interpretation as a gift from Mother Nature, makes, without a doubt, Peridot one of our favorites.
Find out all about Peridot and the jewelry you can wear it with!
Peridot is presented as one of the gemstones par excellence. And why is that? Well, thanks to its surprising volcanic origin and its beautiful green hue, combined with its affordable market availability, the range of infinite possibilities that open up to it has everything but limits!
Read on and find out all about Peridot!
1. What is Peridot?
Peridot is characterized by being a precious stone, within the group of silicates, belonging to the orthorhombic system. Normally, this variety of Olivine is usually found in aggregates of small green crystals included in volcanic bombs. It forms in the interior of the earth's magma and then erupts to the surface through volcanoes. It has even been found in meteorites and comet dust.
It is a transparent stone. However, there are specimens of "cat's eye" that, on the surface, present a luminous stripe, caused by needle-shaped inclusions.
The most beautiful specimens of Peridot are extracted from the Himalayas in Pakistan. The Kashmir Peridot has the most beautiful, pure color and the largest dimensions. Unfortunately, however, the supply is very limited due to the harsh winters that make it impossible to harvest outside the months of June to September.
Other sources of Peridot extraction are Zabargad Island, near the Red Sea and China. The world's largest deposit is in the San Carlos Apache, in Arizona.
2. Meaning of Peridot
The name Peridot comes from the Arabic word "faridat". Likewise, it is also called Chrysolite and Olivine, because of its color and belonging to the Olivine group. Moreover, in Egypt, it was known as "the gem of the sun". In fact, the ancient Egyptian priests crushed the stone to powder before mixing it with potent beverages used in ceremonies because, through them, they felt they were getting closer to nature.
It is one of the oldest gemstones in the world and the birthstone of those born in the month of August. The history of Peridot is accompanied by the Pirates who loved this precious stone, as it was considered ideal for warding off evil spirits and calming the fear of the dark.
3. Properties of Peridot
One of the most important properties of Peridot is its incredible color. The colors of this gemstone are in different shades of green, being the most sought after specimens the intense and pure meadow green. If it is small, it can be eye-clean, but being a type II gemstone, it presents inclusions visible to the naked eye.
This famous green color resides, not in its impurities, but in its high iron content, intensifying if there are traces of chromium and nickel in it. In addition, its hardness is between 5, 6 and 7 on the Mohs scale.
Among the precious properties of Peridot, some of the physical properties it provides are to keep the body strong and healthy, allowing the endocrine system to regulate. It also helps to combat vision problems, reducing astigmatism and myopia, as well as healing ulcers in the stomach.
4. Spiritual properties of Peridot
Being a precious stone with such a long history, in the past it was thought to stimulate friendships, to free the spirit of envy and to develop eloquence. In addition, it allowed to keep away evil spirits, being a stone that protected the aura and had a powerful cleansing effect.
Psychologically, it opens and activates the heart chakras, dissolving burdens, guilt and obsessions, boosting confidence and assertiveness, and motivating oneself to grow.
In addition, it is used to attract happiness and prosperity, helping you to admit your own mistakes, taking responsibility for your life and moving forward.
Finally, this gemstone should be worn on the throat or at the liver and always in contact with the skin.
5. Jewelry with Peridot by LAVANI
If you are looking for Peridot jewelry, whatever your favorite type of jewelry options are, find yours with this gemstone!
If you belong to the club of those who adore rings options like the Peridot Birthstone Ring may be your best accessory with which to wear this gemstone!
On the other hand, if what you like is to wear with necklaces, alternatives like the Leo can be the perfect pendant with which to enjoy all the properties offered by this gemstone, coupled with the mysticism and perfect meaning of the zodiac.