Birthstone of August born people, Peridot is a beautiful gemstone in green color. Peridot is stone such gemstone which comes in only one color. The deep green color of Peridot makes it perfect for sterling silver jewelry. Peridot rings in sterling silver look highly elegant and Peridot earrings look equally brilliant. Peridot jewelry looks like almost Emeralds. In fact, some legends believed that green gemstones which Cleopatra possessed as "Emeralds" were actually Peridot. The classic appeal of Peridot jewelry including, Peridot pendants, Peridot bracelets and sterling silver earrings embellished with Peridot are breathtaking. The splendor of Peridot jewelry is appreciated all across the world and its swank is enticing.
It is believed by most of the gemstone jewelry experts that Peridot derived its name from either an Arabic word “faridat” which means “gem" or from the French word “peritot” which means "unclear." The depth of the green color of the Peridot depends upon the presence of iron in it. The deepest green Peridots contain maximum iron. It looks like Emerald but is tagged at a highly low price as compared to Emerald, because of this is a reason most of people refer, Peridot as "poor man's emerald". Most of the Peridot stones come from Arizona, Burma, Norway, islands in the Red Sea and Hawaii. Peridot stones are also originated in meteorites. The hardness of Peridot on Mohs scale is in between 6.5 and 7, which makes it not the perfect one for jewelry, but because of its attractive color it is widely accepted in jewelry market. Peridot jewelry looks pretty and charming, just like other gemstones, it also requires proper care. Peridot rings should be removed before doing any physical work or while performing sports. One should also remove Peridot jewelry before leaving into a swimming pool.
It is said that by wearing a Peridot ring, one gets inclined towards success, tranquility and luck. It boosts good luck and fortune of the wearer, by wearing Peridot jewelry the wearer not only looks attractive but imbibes the mystic charm of the gemstone and heads towards success. According to folklores, Peridot jewelry was popular among ancient Egyptians during the early second millennium. Around two thousand years ago, Peridot jewelry was called, Olivine, because of the olive green color of Peridot. During ancient times, chunks of Peridot were found in the Hawaii, these chunks were somehow exported to Egypt, where it was used to make vessels. It is believed that, there was a ritual in which the priests used to drink soma kept in Peridot vessels. It was believed to have some mystic powers with which it used to keep the priests in touch with the nature goddess, Isis.
The color of Italian Peridot is olive green, so it looks charming when worn with summery and lime shades of summer. The charm of Italian Peridot comes out in a perfect way when it is set in sterling silver rings. Peridot earrings are also beautiful and breathtaking. The American Peridot is slightly light yellowish green in color. It looks perfect when set in frames of pendants. Peridot pendants make one of the versatile jewelry which can be worn during spring and summer.