Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. It emits a warm, friendly energy. It provides for a shield of protection around the body. It can help to lessen anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of one’s life. An amazing fact about Peridot is that it is also a gemstone from outer space. It has been found in meteors that have fallen to earth from deep space.
Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use Peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual can wear Peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, Peridot is a protector against negative emotions. Peridot has been known to have healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.
Legend says that Peridot was one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra and that some of the “emeralds” worn by her were actually Peridot. Cleopatra is as famous for her love of emeralds as was Princess Di for her love of sapphires. Peridot, a soda-bottle-green olivine, was mined for millennia on the island of Zabargad, 35 miles off Egypt’s coast in the Red Sea. Supposedly, it was more beautiful than the emerald which Egypt also produced—so beautiful, in fact, it is widely believed to have been used as the second stone in the high priest’s breastplate for the second Temple of Jerusalem built in 515 BC
The Greeks and later the Romans continued to carry the torch for Peridot. The Romans praised it as “evening emerald” because its green did not darken at night but remained bright under all lighting conditions.
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Curiously for a gem with as long a history as Peridot, its name is recent. For centuries, this gem was known as chrysolite from the Greek word for yellow stone. To avoid constant confusion with yellow topaz, the British adopted the name Peridot in the 18th century.
Peridot is a stone of protection and cleansing. Its meaning is focused on helping you stay clear of people with a bad influence on you or to minimize their influence. The reason being that Peridot increased your assertiveness and independence, making it easier to realize your dreams by following your own path.
It has been known from ancient times. You can see it from the jewelry accessories which prove it. Even in old times people understood and enjoyed beauty of this stone. You can see it in these masterpieces, which are so elegant and gorgeous.
The jewellers can create absolutely amazing things with such adorable stone.Your look will be enchanting even in everyday life with such captivating accessories. Click To Tweet
The Peridot is cut in accordance with its crystal shape, mostly faceted or in classical table cuts, round or oval. Smaller crystals are cut into standardised series stones, larger ones into imaginative one-offs. The goldsmiths like to work with this stone, because of its easiness to work with. The raw crystals can be very tricky and may crack easily. There is often a good deal of tension on the inside of the crystal.
People, who were born in August, should pay attention to it, because Peridot is the birthstone of August. For these people it brings not only good luck, but also dignity, prosperity and fame.
It is also a stone for 16th Wedding Anniversary. However many goldsmiths use this stone for creating really enticing rings. They fit as for wedding or anniversary as for another special events.
Combinations of Peridot gemstones mixed with other stones, can show all beauty in earrings, necklaces, rings, brooches etc. This brooch and pendant are a great example of it.
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