Peridot

 Characteristics

Peridot color range is from apple to moss green, greasy with a vitreous luster.
Tourmaline, Grossularite or Vessuvanite look sometimes similar to Peridot.
A Peridot is the birthstone for August.

Origin

Brazil, Australia, USA, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Kenya, Norway

History

Peridot is one of the oldest known gemstones. The name derived from Greek word “peridona”, which means “giving plenty” and from the arab “faridat” = gem. Another trade name of Peridot is Olivine. Ancient cultures like the Egyptians used it for treating a multitude of diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis and ulcers. The Romans valued Peridot as remedy against epilepsy and demons.

Color Story

Bohemian, Candy, Caribbean, Indian Summer, Rainforest

Care Recommendations

High heat, sudden changes in temperature, tension and exposure to acids can harm the stone.
Do not use ultrasonic and steam cleaning.