Peridot the August birthstone. The current term “Peridot” is derived from the Arabic word” Faridat”. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones early as 1500B.C. Main source of peridot in the ancient world was Topazo Island, (now Zabargad or St. Johns Island) in the Egyptian Red Sea. Peridot is not only born of fire here on earth, it has arrived from outer space. Even though many different gems have been found in meteorites that have fallen to earth, peridot is the only one that is found in a large enough sized to make jewelry from. In 1749, a meteorite landed in a desolate area of Siberia. In 2003 scientists discovered peridot on Planet Mars! Egyptians called the Peridot the “Gem of the Sun” due to their brilliant sparkle in the dessert sun. Peridot is sacred to the Goddess Pele. The Goddess Pele was the Hawaiian volcano and fire goddess. Goddess Pele also the creator of Hawaiian Islands, per mythology. There’s a beach in Oahu which has green sand covered with very tiny particles of Olivine’s/Peridots. These grains of green sand are the tears of the Goddess Pele. *Visitors beware, it is forbidden to remove and of this green sand from the beach! *
The gem variety of the mineral Olivine, makes a lovely light-green to olive-green gemstone. Peridot is a very old gemstone, with its vivid green color with a tint of gold. It is the stone for Archangel Raphael and rules the realm of Angelic Virtues, often called the stone of positivity. Peridot symbolizes strength and will provide the wearer with good luck, peace, and success. Capabilities includes wellness, protection sleep, forgiveness, and insight. This powerful crystal cleans and realizes toxins on all levels.
It's exciting to know that this refreshingly beautiful semi-precious stone is mined right here in the United States, in Arizona, along with other mines out the country. Peridot also comes with a promise of new growth in the years ahead. Perhaps therefore its recommended gift for a 1st year wedding anniversary. This gemstone is also the 15th anniversary and 16th year of marriage. It is also a brilliant stone to match ones down to earth, approachable, and balanced personality. Stop in at either of our locations and witness how this vivid energetic colored stone will surely pull you in and make you want to celebrate life!