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[Gemstone Knowledge] Green Stone of Happiness ~ Peridot (Peridot)

[Gemstone Knowledge] Green Stone of Happiness ~ Peridot (Peridot)


Peridot - is a silicate of magnesium and iron. It is not found on the surface of the earth. It also appears on some meteorites, the moon, Mars and some comets. Its green color is reminiscent of the green olive fruit, hence its name; gem-quality peridot is also called emerald peridot or chrysolite, a name directly derived from the French péridot. Peridot also gives people a feeling of comfort and happiness, so it is known as the "stone of happiness" and is an indispensable member of the green gemstone family.

The charming green color of peridot comes from the iron element in the gemstone. The common color tone ranges from brownish green to pure green. The closer the peridot is to pure green, the higher its value. Therefore, peridot that is pure green in color and has no inclusions is a very rare treasure in the family.

Peridot was discovered about 3,500 years ago on Zeberget, an island in the Red Sea in ancient Egypt. It had been valued by Egyptian emperors more than 1,500 years ago. Peridot has a luster similar to glass. Luster, its light is fluorescent or phosphorescent, and its properties often change with the external environment. Therefore, some people believe that peridot symbolizes the potential energy of life and its super adaptability to survive in any environment.

The color of peridot is bright and pleasing to the eye, and it is loved by people. It gives people a feeling of comfort and happiness, so it is known as the "stone of happiness". In ancient Greek, it means "golden stone". In ancient Egypt, Aztec , the Inca civilization regarded it as a gem that purified and balanced the human body. In Egypt, it was a gem favored by the pharaohs. It was often used as an ornament for the crown. It was considered a gem with the mysterious energy of the sun.

In North America, the Apache also regarded peridot as a sacred stone and decorated various sacred objects with it. This shows that peridot plays an important role in world culture and has become an important spiritual sustenance for people in both religion and culture.

The ancient Egyptians believed that peridot was of high quality and treasured it like a jade stone. Peridot is also found in meteorites, which can be seen as falling from space, but there is also olivine on the earth, proving that the sun, moon and earth were once one. Peridot has great power and a wide range of uses. It is especially suitable for reserved and stubborn people. It is helpful for people who are irritable, jealous, conceited and worried.


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