Peridot is a beautiful olive green stone. It is much less expensive than green tourmaline. It is worn in necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets.
Peridot is a transparent lime or olive green. It is the gem quality variety of chyrsolite.
As with all gems, protect peridot from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes (such as leaving it be a heater vent or in a hot car). Do not clean peridot in a home ultrasonic cleaner.
Where Peridot is found
Peridot is found in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Myanmar, Norway, and USA (Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, and New Mexico).
- August: Modern Birthstone
- Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22): Lucky Charm
- Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Birthstone
Anniversary Gemstone for Peridot
Peridot is the anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage.
Peridot Mystical Properties
Peridot is said to be a tonic for the whole body. Strengthening, and regenerating all organs, stimulating new, healthy growth. It is also supposed to balance bio-rythmic cycles and help heal infection, ulcers, and thyroid.
More Peridot Lore
Peridot is given as a symbol of fame, dignity, and protection.
Legend has it that pirates favoured peridot to protect them against evil. When the peridot was set in gold it also protected the wearer from terrors in the night.
Peridot has been mined from St John's Island in the Red Sea for over 3500 years.
Peridot is the created during volcanic action. Occasionally, Peridot crystals are found on the black sands of Hawaii.
Peridot is the US State Gemstone of Nevada.
Starting Price is: $24.1