24. September 2015 09:01 /
Peridot gemstone is one of the Three Noble Ring gems of the Anglo Roman lineage. The oldest account of the gemstone is derived from Arabia where it was called “Faridat” meaning, “the True Gem”. Over the centuries, this gemstone has been called by different names like Peridot, Pelidod And Pilidod. Its enticing olive green hue is universal and this is what makes it so easy to identify in the stone market.
In olden times, Peridot was called Chrysolite. Peridot gemstone belongs to the family of Olivine and is derived from the lava Mafic and Ultramafic rocks. A shooting star or a meteorite contains Peritot in abundance. It is believed that the first peridot gemstone was actually a meteorite. The green tinge is actually dependent on the amount of iron present in the crystalline structure. Darker the greenish shade, higher is the price of the peridot gemstone.
Famous Peritot gemstones
- The costliest gemstone in the family is actually a Pallasite peritot exhibited in the year 2008. It was auctioned for USD 3 million but went unsold.
- Peritot features as an emerald in majority of popular church treasures, like the “three Magi” in Cologne
- A 310 carat Peritot is the largest gemstone from the family exhibited in the Smithsonian Museum.
- Egyptians mined the special emeralds called Topazios and Zagbargad.
Metaphysical Significance of Peritot
Peritot is the birthstone for those born in Augusts. It is also used influential in transforming the lives of individuals born in September and October. Known as the ‘Rejuvenation Stone’, this gemstone instils faith and honour in life.
Zodiacs that see good results are Leo, Virgo and Sagittarius.
Meditation and Peritot
Wearing the Peritot Gemstone Stone Beads brings one close to inner-self. It links the mind with the Divine Energy of the Universe and boosts psychic abilities to control results in life. It is especially recommended for strengthening the intuition and clairvoyance prowess.
It is often worn with the Rainbow Moonstone to channelize the benefits towards your life exclusively. Known as the 16th Anniversary gemstone, Peritot controls the Solar Plexus Chakra and Heart chakra.
Peritot fights stress and hunger-related ailments. It elevates the body from any kind of physical trauma. It is effective against blisters, ulcers, cuts and eye infections. It also fights against lethargy, sadness, exhaustion and bipolar disorders.
The 4th Chakra of Annahata is exclusively regulated by this gemstone. It bestows you with wisdom and overcome false ego.
Abundance of Peritot
Gem quality peritot is rare despite the abundance of the olivine. Peritot gemstone is very rare as Olivine is very volatile on Earth’s crust. The gemstone exists in the form of small granules or as heavily weathered rock. Peritot stone in larger cuts is rare and hence sold at very high price.
Sources of Peritot gemstone
The meteorite carrying peritot is called Pallasite meteorites. Major sources of the gemstone are:
- USA: Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
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