The Green Goddess

The August birthstone is sometimes referred to as the extreme gem due to the fact that peridot is found in volcanic rock and meteorites. The word peridot comes from the Arabic faridat which means gem. Do you have an August birthday and call peridot your birthstone? Celebrate this month in style with a look at one of the world’s finest […]

Healing Properties of Peridot

What are the healing properties of Peridot? The Peridot powers include prosperity, good luck, happiness, and peace. Its vibration resonates with success, openness, and growth. It is perfect for manifestation of all desired things! The beautiful olive-green Peridot gemstone can also be very helpful if you want to increase your self-confidence and become more assertive. […]

Peridot Care and Cleaning Guide

Hardness and toughness Gem and mineral hardness is measured on the Mohs scale. The numbers are based on the relative ease or difficulty with which one mineral can be scratched by another. But the Mohs scale is deceptive. The steps between the minerals are not evenly spaced. For example, diamond is only one number away, […]

The Peridot Tiara..Yes, There Is One

This is very interesting and uncommon stone for a tiara: peridot, a green option with a range of shades from rather pale and watery to an intense olive or even lime green. These particular peridots are quite fine, with good purity, huge size, and a deep olive color. There are five peridot stones in the […]

The History of Peridot

Peridot jewelry dates back as far as the second millennium BC. These ancient Egyptian gems came from deposits on a small volcanic island in the Red Sea called Topazios, now known as St. John’s Island or Zabargad.Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. […]

How to Choose The Best Peridot For You

Peridot is readily available for many types of jewelry. It can be very affordable and attractive, even in normal commercial qualities. Peridot can also come in large sizes and very intense colors to satisfy the most discriminating colored gemstone connoisseur. Color Peridot’s color ranges from pure green to yellowish green to greenish yellow. The finest […]

August Birthstone: Peridot…But That’s Not the Only One!

If fire appears to leap from the vibrant green surface of the Peridot, this may be because this gem is formed as a result of volcanic activity. Many years ago, natives discovered Peridot crystals in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears shed by Pele, the volcano goddess. Throughout history, August’s birthstone has […]

The Other August Birthstone

August is just around the corner…already… and that means the Peridot your birthstone if your birthday falls within that month. So many people have told me how they feel ripped off, even my daughter, when it comes to their birthstones. They think that it’s the ugliest of them all. I’m not here to change that […]