The Power of Peridot
Peridot, a brilliant lime green gemstone best known for its power of prosperity and good fortune makes for the perfect gem to adorn in a season of new beginnings. With Spring in the air, we are celebrating the dazzling stone that was once a gift from Mother Nature to celebrate the Earth, according to ancient myth. While being one of the most understated gemstones in the jewelry world, the power of peridot will show you just how versatile, desirable, and cool this stone can be.
Ancient Egyptians once mined this gem in the Red Sea, where some are still stored today in museums throughout the world. They cherished peridot, calling it the "gem of the sun". To this day, peridot is still prized for it's breathtaking yellow-green hues and spectacular history.
Since ancient times, many have confused peridot with emerald. In fact, some historians believe that Cleopatra's famous collection of emeralds may have actually been peridot.
Why We Love This Gemstone
Peridot crystals have been found in meteorites, comet dust, and remnants of our solar system's birth.
Peridot's high-intensity color originates from iron found in the stone, which is rarely encountered in other gemstones.
Peridot's glistening glow derives from its double refraction, allowing twice the light to pass through.