The name comes from a French word ‘peridot’, which means gold. This gemstone from the olivine family, is typically found in shades of green between bottle green to olive green to yellowish green. The existence of this gemstone is recorded as early as 1500BC at Zabargad Islands, Egypt.
This stone is used in jewelry because of it's beautiful color and shine. In fact, considered ‘the symbol of beauty’, Peridots were amongst the favourites of Cleopetra, who adorned them in her jewels, which for years were mistaken for emerald. Oh yes! Peridot is often confused with Emerald since they share almost the same color.
Peridot when worn as a jewelry piece is believed to provide strength to the wearer. When worn set in gold, the gem acts as a talisman having powers to eliminate bad dreams & protect from evil eye. It is even considered sacred and brings warmth and happiness in the life of it's possessor. Recommended to the ones dealing with anxiety issues, as it inculcates calmness and is even believed to keep negative emotions at bay. It is also a stone denoting love and fair and is hence gifted to close ones as it nurtures relationships. Auspicious and an idea gift for the ones celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary.
Peridot being relatively softer a stone, jewelry studded with this gemstone should especially be spared rough usage.