23/01/2016

Peridot Gemstone Beads - Appearance, Origin, Birthstone Feature and Healing Properties



The Peridot gemstone is predominantly assumed to have been native to Egypt in the late 18th/ 19th century. It is of pale green composition and is basically a crystal which has constituent properties of Magnesium and Iron. Iron is found to be present in larger extent whereas silicon and oxygen also occur in fractional quantities. The stone is presumably mistaken for emerald due to its color however is entirely different from the precious gem on various levels. Legends have it that the stone was known as 'Chrysolite' in some of the Bible texts and was also a favorite gemstone for Queen Cleopatra.

Appearance:

Though the color of this stone is olive-green, however the intensity of the shade depends upon the magnitude of Iron it might confine within its chemical composition; hence lighter mass of Iron would give it a yellow tint whereas more of the compound is responsible for the pale olive-green normally which is found to persist in the stone. Its tenacity ranges about 6.5-7 that was recorded on the Moh's Scale.

Geological Origins:

The formation of the Peridot lies in its biological source which is 'Olivine' that is the basic mineral resting under ultra-mafic rocks or can be considered a derivative of lava composites of the 'peridotite xenoliths', a compound of the mantle. Due to the fact that the mineral is rarely found and also since its deposits contain little of 'Peridot' products it is considered precious. Research also denotes that its source comes from a meteorite known as the 'Pallasite Meteorites' whose advent was witnessed in the past April 2008.

Till today the largest ever measurable quantity of the stone that has been purchased is a 310 carat which lies in the Washington DC Smithsonian Museum. The 'Black Rock Lamproite' has been one of the discovery grounds for Olvine Peridot composites where 13,000 carats (which weighs around 62 grams) of the stone was unearthed.

Birthstone:

Peridot essentially is considered as the 'August' birthstone. You must be familiar with the concept behind astrology and birthstones; well accordingly the stone's rightful placement has been calculated to being in the month of August, the month of the zodiac 'Leo'. It was in the year 1912 that the designation was assigned to the stone by the American National Association of Jewelers. Similar to the birthstone 'Opal' which is originally allocated to the zodiac 'Libra'; surprisingly 'Peridot' is also considered a 'Libra' gemstone.

Healing Properties:

For some individuals the idea of wearing a gemstone can cure them of ailments and bring about harmony in the vicinity of their residence. However there are also few who believe only in the commercial profits of the stone and a few who purchase it for its unique beauty. However bibliographical facts suggest that the stone has medicinal effects, one of them being sound sleep and relaxation from stress. The stone denotes peace, success and fortune. It is said that the wearer will not suffer from ill-health as well as will have a secure hold over anger which is often common amongst stone behavioral descriptions.

 



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