Peridot is an olive green color stone which is also known as the birthstone of August and zodiac stone for constellation Libra. Peridot, when put under artificial light gives a nice green glow that makes it such an adorable gemstone. You can’t resist its charms!
The name Peridot comes from ‘faridat’, an Arabic word which means gem and its use can be traced back to the second BC when the Egyptians bestowed upon the gem for its luminance properties. It was believed to have shielded its wearer from terrors. This stone comes in color ranging from yellowish green to dark lime green and the darker the color, the more precious the stone is deemed.
In the early days, Peridot was found in the Red Sea of St Johns and today, we still find small quantities of the precious stone there. In Arizona, the San Carlos Apache reservation is another significant source of Peridot and is mined by the Native Americans. New Mexico, Pakistan and China are also places one can find huge quantities of this valuable stone although the Pakistan originated ones appear to be more popular.
While Peridot has been confused with other gemstones due to its likeliness in color (particularly emerald), it actually is different in color. However, many jewelers still refer to it as ‘evening emerald.’ It is considered the most unique and scarce gemstones and a perfect choice for men’s jewelry. Interestingly, Peridot is excellent for a couple’s 16 years of marriage anniversary.
Why anyone would choose Peridot:
- An exceptional gift: As regarded as the birthstone of August, Peridot accessory is an excellent gift choice for the special person in your life.
- Beauty: If you are out looking for something stunning and gorgeous, then Peridot should be your most sought after item in this regard.
- Remedial Power: It is believed that Peridot gemstone has therapeutic characteristics such as bringing prosperity, peace and good fortune when worn as an accessory.
What more? Peridot is said to have helped dreams become reality and has been blessed with emblem of fame, might and energy. Today, we find this stunning stone being used in medieval churches for decorating treasures in the cathedral. It is quite important to note that the green hue produced by the stone determines its value. A slight shade of brown in the stone lowers the value and brings noticeable flaws.
With its uniqueness in style, beauty and charm, accessories made from the birthstone of August are definitely worth a buy and will make for a perfect gift for years to come.
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