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Genuine Peridot gem.
Gemstone species: Genuine Peridot
Measurements: 8 X 6 mm
Carat weight: 1.25 cts
Color: Olive Green
Clarity: SI 1
Country of origin: China
Gem Hardness: 6.5 -7
Number of pieces: 1
Peridot is a transparent greenish yellow or bottle
green semiprecious stone. Egyptians used
peridot in jewelry as early as 1500 BC. They called it the gem of the sun. To
ward off evil they
wore a peridot strung on donkey hair. Powdered peridot was prescribed as a
medicine for asthma. A
peridot placed under the tongue was thought to decrease thirst in someone with a
additional magical properties were attributed to peridot over the centuries.
Peridot is the traditional birthstone for those born
in the month of August.
Traditional Metaphysical Properties of Peridot:
Warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in
love and relationships, regulation of cycles.
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