Peridot is known to be the birthstone of the month of August.
It seems that no one knows where the name” Peridot” has originated. could be from the Arabic word “FARIDAT” which means “gem” but I am not 100% certain about this.
What I do know is that I simply adore its olive green color. When there is more iron contained in this stone, it defines whether it will tend to be a yellower or a darker brownish-green. Like in many stones – the darker the color – the more valueable it is.
When a geologist checks what the chemical structure of Peridot is, he will tell you that the mineral Olivine, is found in when lavas are carried to the surface, and also found in Pallasite meteorites.
Peridot olivine is mined in these areas: Egypt, In the U.S. and in more countries in Asia,Europe,Australia South Africa.
Of course Peridots are high priced stones when cut and polished.
Here is a sample of an unpolished Peridot stone which I found in a mineral stones shop, not far away from my home:
As soon as possuble, I intend to set it in a ring. (I had better hurry up then , as we are already in mid August 2012!!)
Here is a sample of a polished peridot:
The myth around Peridot stones is that whoever wears them will be endowed with success, peace and calm. It will help to soothe your psychic system while sending away negative feeling and attract love and good health……… I am wearing a Peridot ring right now, and – please God – help this stone make all these wonderful healing qualities happen to me!(LOL) ….
As I found beautiful zircons in Peridot colors, I decided to handcraft a pair of light summery, affordable August dangle earrings. Until you can collect the sum for the genuine cut stone, you can decorate yourself with these lively lovelies:
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You will find these earrings and more of my jewelry right here:
Sometimes I like to build up collections from one single form. I have already shown here my dome earrings in Sterling Silver and Gold plated granulated domes. Yesterday I listed an affordable necklace with a row of 9 granulated domes hanging from a double silver chain. The domes are crafted from Brass. I goldplated the necklace in 24k yellow gold plate. The result is a beautiful gold necklace which, to my mind, would flatter any woman who wears it. I hope you agree with me:
The necklace can be ordered in 14k gold or sterling silver.