Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

Peridot is a well-known gemstone with a history that dates back to the Pharaohs of Egypt. Its color ranges from light green to deep olive green, and it often has a yellowish tint. The most beautiful peridot gemstones, ones fit for a Pharaoh, have a deep olive-green color with good color saturation and excellent clarity. … Continue reading Pharaoh’s Peridot – GemSelect Newsletter August 2019

August Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

Many historians now believe that Cleopatra’s famous collection of emeralds were actually peridots… and the awe-inspiring 200-carat emeralds that are encrusted in the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the Cologne Cathedral? They were also found to be peridots. Even the Bible gives the shaft to the poor peridot. In Exodus 28:17, instructions for … Continue reading August Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

Peridot History Shimmering, pale green peridot--often called the evening emerald--is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word "peridot" can be pronounced as "PAIR-uh-doe" or "PAIR-uh-dot." While both pronunciations are found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions … Continue reading Egypt’s Peridot {August Alternate Birthstone}

The Healers Stone ~ Peridot

Peridot has been used as a Power Stone for centuries. Peridot fosters emotional balance and helps us heal from past emotional wounds. It clears the pathway to the heart and heals damaged egos. Anger, jealousy, bitterness, and irritation are usually a result of wounded hearts (and sometimes, a wounded EGO). Peridot helps us move past … Continue reading The Healers Stone ~ Peridot