Peridot JewelryPeridot jewelry the traditional August birthstone, (the alternative being Sardonyx) can be traced right back to the Bible where it’s mentioned by its original name �" Chrysolite �" and was one of the stones worn by Aaron in his breastplate. Some Biblical references also mention it as Pitdah. Referred to as the Gem of the Sun by Egyptians who mined it by moonlight, Peridot jewelry enjoyed great popularity with King Solomon and Cleopatra (who named it “evening emerald”), as well as the ancient Incas and Aztecs adorned themselves with Peridot rings, Peridot men’s rings, Peridot earrings and Peridot pendants to reap the many physical, mystical and psychological benefits of this gemstone.
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Peridot jewlery is . . .
- Associated with the heart chakra
- Believed to assist in rebirth and renewal of all kinds
- Believed to help heal relationships and lessen stress and jealousy
- Believed to Stimulates intellect and spiritual awareness
- Gemstone of the astrological signs Leo, Virgo, Scorpio and Sagittarius
- Mohs Hardness = 7.58
Properties of Peridot: Peridot is predominantly green in color due to the presence of mineral Olivine and iron. Within that color, though, they cover all the different shades ranging from a spring reminiscent light yellowish green to a much sought after deep velvety green. The golden yellow peridot is called Chrysolite, Olive green gemstones are called Olivine peridots and those that have a bottle green color are simply referred to as Peridot. Gem quality Peridot is found and mined in the United States (Arizona and Hawaii), Brazil, South Africa, St. John's island in Egypt, Norway, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Australia. Peridot gemstones aren’t the hardest and score between 6.5 and 7 on Moh’s scale of hardness. That’s why they require extra care. If they're subjected to frequent rough impact or abrasion they can accumulate scratches. Also avoid exposing them to drastic temperatures. The best, safest way to clean your peridot is by using warm, soapy water. Never clean your Peridot jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner at home.
Peridot Meaning, History and Lore:
Peridot is found in areas that are or were prone to volcanic activity and are born in fire. It's probably for this reason that Hawaiians treasure Peridot jewelry as the goddess Pele's tears. It isassociated not only with those born in August and those celebrating their 16th anniversaries, but also with those born under the zodiacal signs of Leo, Virgo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. It vibrates to numerological numbers 5, 6 and 7.
I'am sure you're interested in finding out more about the myriad benefits it offers. I can assure you that when you're done reading about it, you'll see why this gemstone has continued to enjoy such immense popularity through the ages.
Mystical Healing and Energies: Not only do these gemstones possess several healing properties but they're also ideal jewelry pieces to up your spring and summer fashion quotient. Symbolizing dignity, fame and prosperity, Peridot jewelry has been used through the ages to achieve peace and success and to attract love and good fortune. Because of its color and association with the sun, Peridot is seen as a symbol of light. Wear this Peridot “light” to banish negative emotions such as anger, envy or jealousy, resentment, spite and emotional pain and replace them with a sense of peace, security, improved self-esteem and calm. Peridot jewelry make great gifts for loved ones suffering from heart breaks, rifts in relationships, bipolar and other forms of depression resulting in lethargy and a heavy emotional load of guilt or obsession. This sparkling gemstone has the ability to lift burdens and encourages a sense of emotional well-being. Pick up a piece of Peridot jewelry to enhance your spiritual awareness. These gemstones help you shed emotional baggage and teach you to accept, forgive and love yourself. They’re ideal for those looking to get in touch with their true visions and joys. I also recommend Peridot jewelry for those who often feel a sense of helplessness or a keen lack of power.
Make use our Peridot men's rings and women's rings to successfully overcome problems with your beloved, to fight hypochondria and to get rid of all your phobias including a fear of darkness. Wear Peridot rings to ward off powerful evil spirts; this is especially effective when Peridot gemstones are mounted or set in gold. Also, Peridot jewelry is believed to have the power to attract or draw money to you. Many, who know about this quality, keep a Peridot bead or gemstone in their cash boxes. Citrine stones are also added to ensure the money you attract remains with you. Expecting mothers should carry along or wear a piece of Peridot jewelry into the birthing room to ensure a smooth delivery. Peridots are also associated with our heart chakras which not only take care of physical aspects like the health of the heart, circulatory system, lower lungs, upper back and skin, but also is the epicenter of unconditional love, compassion and spiritual awareness and oneness. For all these reasons, Peridots also make the best gifts for those in their first, second or eighth steps of the Alcoholics Anonymous program. Pick out a piece from our extensive Peridot collection if you’re feeling lost emotionally or psychologically and feel the difference they can bring.
The color and symbolism associated with the Peridot represents the various parts of the body that it benefits. This primarily includes the liver and the gall bladder which are the toxin cleansing organs in our bodies. Peridot jewelry can alleviate problems of the kidneys and stomach such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. It has a wholesome effect on the health of your skin, regenerative tissue and your rate of metabolism. Peridot jewelry items can benefit the heart, lungs, thymus and spleen. They’re also beneficial for those experiencing anxiety and its associated problems such as insomnia.
Take a look at my Peridot collection and feel free to get in touch with me for special or custom orders. I can provide you jewelry pieces in the mounting or setting of your choice in sterling silver, white gold or yellow gold.
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