Gemstones are beautiful and mesmerizing but what makes them more amazing is their history. Peridot is an awe-inspiring gemstone in olive green color. The fascinating history of Peridot makes it a wonderful gemstone. Peridot jewelry has witnessed many civilizations and cultures and has received appreciations worldwide. Peridot is one of the oldest gemstone which was found even before 1500 B.C, as per many records and documents. Its connection with ancient Egypt makes its existence even more special. Many historians have a belief that the famous Emeralds which Cleopatra owned were in reality Peridots. Peridot Jewelry, especially handmade jewelry looks amazingly superb even now.
If we see the history of Peridot, it is really very different from the history of many other gems. Most of the gemstones are mined from inside the earth’s crust, but Peridot and Diamonds are found in earth’s mantle, which is really deep. It is formed in magma around 20 to 55 miles deep inside and it comes out through volcanic up thrusts. During pre historic times, Peridots were usually brought from Topazos Island which is now called Zabargad or St. John's Island, in the Egyptian Red Sea. The island has its mention during the 23-79 A.D. It is believed that Peridots had their existence even in the fourth century B.C. and at that time it was known as topaz.
According to many gemstone jewelry experts, during the ancient times Peridot vessels and cups were used were used in storing medicinal liquids as Peridot has many healing powers. The medicinal liquids kept in Peridot were believed to be more effective. In fact the manuscripts cited by Venice, Kunz in 1502 has evidences that it was an ancient practice to use pieces of Peridot carved with ass to aid people who have powers to predict the future. Some prehistoric folklore also has mention that Peridot carved with totem or a vulture used to help people in controlling many demonic spirits.
Peridot jewelry especially Peridot rings and Peridot pendants were used by ancient people to ornament themselves. Later the trend of Peridot earrings also came up. History is evident that Peridot was mined from Zabargad for almost 3500 years but its mining was ended during the World War II. In today’s world, Peridot mainly comes from Arizona, New Mexico, Burma, Pakistan, Vietnam and China. Peridot jewelry has always been an epitome of elegance and sophistication. The golden tint merged with olive green makes it adorable. When set in handmade jewelry, Peridot looks amazingly mesmerizing. Peridot earrings and Peridot Rings make great gifts for people who are born in the month of August because it is their birthstone. Peridot pendants in sterling silver look adorable because of the extremely classy swank.
During ancient times, Peridot pendants were used as talisman because it has great mystical reputation. Peridot jewelry is also appreciated because it has great powers to fight against problems like anxiety. Peridot also helps in promoting great success in relationships and marriage. Because of this quality people love to gift Peridot rings to their partners. It not only makes their relationship great but helps in mend wrecked relationships. Since ages, Peridot jewelry is owned by men because it helps them in boosting their career.