Peridot gemstone is one of the few gemstones that exist in only one colour, a distinctive lime green.
The stone is one of the “Idiochromatic” gems, which means that its colour comes from the fundamental chemical composition of the mineral itself rather than the impurities. The stone, therefore, does not exhibit multiple colours, only different shades of green with a dash of yellow in them.
When presented as a gift, Peridot is said to bring the wearer magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares. It is also believed that the stone has the power to bring peace and progress in one’s life. The birthstone is believed to heal the lungs, spleen, intestines, lymph and breast of ailments. Amulets with Peridot gemstones are known to be an effective remedy for Asthma, Sinus, thyroid, eye and liver infections. These stones are known also to alleviate depression, anger, stress, jealousy and other negative emotions.
The stone is also known to be the ideal gift for a couple’s 16th Anniversary. Associated with love, loyalty, commitment and harmony, the stone has a beautiful poem associated with it. “Wear a Peridot or for thee, No conjugal fidelity, The August-born without this stone, `Tis said, must live unloved alone”.
Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona but it is also found in China, Myanmar, and Pakistan.
Peridot gemstones smaller than three carats are very common but gemstones over five carats are rare and therefore have a higher value.
Here at Polished Diamonds, we have a vast experience using CAD to draw Peridot jewellery. Come on in and start the process today.