More About Peridot Jewellery
Often referred to as a ‘gem of the sun’ and ‘an evening Emerald’, Peridot is believed to be a gift from Mother Nature, symbolising the goddess of fire and volcanoes, as well as luck, success, strength and health.
This dreamy stone is the not only the birthstone of August but also can be given as a gift to your loved one on a 16th Wedding anniversary.
Peridot can vary from yellow-green and olive to brownish green and looks best under daylight which is fitting as in Hawaii it is believed, Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele who is the goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Being the national gem of Egypt, some historians are now convinced that some, or possibly all the Emeralds, Cleopatra was famous for wearing, were not actually Emeralds, but Peridots from Egypt, which is why this gem is sometimes called the ‘evening Emerald’.
Peridot is one of the oldest gemstones, with ancient records documenting the mining of the stone from as early as 1500 B.C!
Peridot and Diamond are the only two gems that are formed deep inside the earth’s mantle and brought to the surface, unlike other gems which are found in the crust of the earth, proving how unique and special Peridot really is.
Some believe this coloured stone has the power to drive away evil and anger, while it is also thought that it can aid in the success of marriage, encouraging positive energy and reducing ego.
The Romans even believed this naturally glittery gem to be an anti – depressant, releasing negative energy and able to calm nerves.
While the most famous Peridot is found in the Tiara of Austrian Archduchess Isabelle, Peridots are perfectly balanced when set in yellow metals bringing warmth and freshness to any ensembles. Peridot jewellery is truly the perfect gem to wear all year long and looks stunning against any skin tone.