The distinctive olive green Peridot represents Mercury. According to western astrology, Peridot gemstones are for people born in August. Peridot is worn by people who are under the sign of Leo, Virgo, Gemini, and Pisces. However, Indian astrologers recommended the gemstones for the Gemini and Virgo Zodiac signs.
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Little or Ring Finger
Peridot is a sparkling gem which works to make life happier. You can read it’s benefits here
Wearing this auspicious gemstone helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and brings peace, love, happiness and clarity to the wearer. Positive energy elevates as there is no room for negativity and it has an amazing power to resist anger, resentment and jealousy.
Protect from Mental and Physical Illness
Peridot has magical power to heal inside out, as it opens the heart chakra. It cleanses and purifies our mind and body. This unique gemstone brings relaxation and comfort to the mind of the wearer as well as, it helps to heal heart, asthma, stomach problems, liver, thyroid, lungs, etc. It also gives soothing effect on eyes.
Love, Prosperity and Good Luck
The important things in life avail much more when wearing Peridot as they are known to strengthen love, bring prosperity and happiness- the essential things to form a good relationship in life. It is believed that good things happen when you wear Peridot.
Peridot’s luscious olive color and appearance attracts many people and this stone is quite affordable compared to other precious gems. Therefore, the popularity level increases day by day and many fake gems are available. So, it’s important to examine the quality before buying any gem. Below are some measures to help you grade a Peridot.
Peridot are found in Burma, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Pakistan, Australia, China. Myanmar(previously known as Burma) continues to produce high quality Peridots.
The colour of the Peridot vary from yellow to yellow-green, olive green to brownish green, lime-green to emerald hue. The color of the higher quality Peridot is intense. A genuine Peridots color doesn’t change in Artificial light and natural light as well as they have extremely high refraction. The finest hue is green without any hint of yellow or brown.
The level of the clarity shows the quality of the character. Better quality has no eye- visible inclusion. If there is dark spot, disk like fracture or any visible black mineral, the quality of the stone is not good.
No, they aren’t. Their only resemblance is the green colour, but there is lot of variation in their hues. Emerald occurs in deep green colour whereas Peridot displays olive green with light tones. Emerald’s cause of green colour is due to vanadium and chromium, while Peridot’s green is caused by iron.
Peridot has a hardness of 6.5-7 mohs, but it is not a scratch resistant stone, so you should take care of the stone. It may get scratched easily. Also you should not wear peridot while doing household chores and other activities.