The name 'peridot' was derived from the Arabic word for gem - 'faridat'. It is sometimes referred to as 'the poor man's emerald' or as 'chrysolite', a word derived from the Greek word 'goldstone'. It is one of the oldest known gemstones, with records dating back as early as 1500 B.C. Historically, the volcanic island of Zabargad (St. John) in the Red Sea, east of Egypt, had the most important deposit that was exploited for over 3500 years. Today, the finest quality peridot comes from Mogok in Burma, although Pakistani peridot is now highly regarded as well. There are other very important deposits found in Arizona, China and Vietnam. Peridot has also been discovered in fallen meteors and it has also been discovered on Mars and the moon in olivine form.
Peridot Gemstone Properties
Color: Green shades
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Specific Gravity: 3.28 - 3.48
Refractive index: 1.650 - 1.703
Peridot Color & Occurence
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in a single color. The depth of green depends on its level of iron content. Peridot's color can vary from yellow-green and olive to brownish green and looks best under natural daylight. Its vivid green color does not change under artificial light. The best-colored peridot has an iron percentage of less than 15% and typically includes some trace elements of nickel and chromium, which contribute to its color. A deep and intense green colored peridot is considered the most desirable and the most valuable.
The most important deposits are found in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir region. Beautiful material is also found in upper Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam. Other deposits are found in Australia (Queensland), Brazil (Minas Gerais), China, Kenya, Mexico, Norway (north of Bergen), South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the United States (Arizona and Hawaii). Recently, China has become of the largest producers of peridot.
Healing Power of Peridot
Peridot is often used to attract money and abundance, especially when placed in the home or a charm bag. Put Peridot in a purse or near a computer to keep from overspending as well as getting the best deal on e-commerce sites.
Mystical Power in Peridot
A high-vibrational Heart chakra crystal, Peridot carries a positive energy that is helpful for those undergoing traumatic emotional situations. The strong Heart chakra energies are what give Peridot its ability to bring out unconditional Love and help those who are working to lessen the effects of the ego in their lives.
Buy Peridot in Kolkata
A1 Gems is a gemstone shop in Kolkata, we have natural Peridot in stock which are certified, our Peridot are procured directly from mines and our natural Peridot are free from any treatment, if you want to buy Peridot in Kolkata then feel free to contact us at +91 94335 46997