Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty.The peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about peridot foretold impending danger. Used in a necklace, peridot is said to be a protector against negative emotions. Folklore also claims that it has a healing effect on the gall bladder and liver. Large peridot stones are hardly ever found. Peridot is the birthstone for August, and is astrologically assigned to Saturn.


Colors: Peridot is one of the few gemstones available that can be found only in one color, although the shades of green may vary from light yellowish to dark brownish-green; typically olive green. A deep intense green color is considered the most desirable and valuable.
Shapes: Peridot can be found in many shapes including fancies and traditional rounds, ovals, emeralds (octagons) and cushions.
Origin: United States (Arizona), the Hawaiian Islands, Burma, Brazil and the Island of Zebirget.
Care: Protect from scratches, sharp blows and extreme temperature changes.
Notes: The ancient Romans called it 'evening emerald' since its color did not darken at night, but could still be appreciated by candle light and the light of a campfire.