Peridot smykkesten har en hårdhed på 6.5 – 7 på Mohs skala
Peridot smykkesten hjælper os med at se klart. Ligesom andre grønne sten hjælper den på synet, også det syn der skal se indad i os selv. Den healer også på vores hjertechakra.
Den menes at tiltrække kærlighed til dem, der bærer smykker med stenen. Den anses for at for give sin bærer forøget åndelig indsigt, modvirke stress, dæmper raseri, giver forbedret synsevne, et godt humør og fordriver onde ånder. Lærer os at vokse psykisk, og inspirerer til eventyr.
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Peridot i smykkekvalitet finder man i f.eks. Arizona-USA, Brasilien, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Australien, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Kina, Egypten, Pakistan, Spanien, Frankrig, Norge og Tyskland.
Peridot smykkesten Color
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that comes in a single color. The depth of green depends on its level of iron content. Peridot’s color can vary from yellow-green and olive to brownish green and looks best under natural daylight. Its vivid green color does not change under artificial light. The best colored peridot has an iron percentage of less than 15% and typically includes some trace elements of nickel and chromium, which contribute to its color. A deep and intense green colored peridot is considered the most desirable and the most valuable.
Peridot smykkesten Clarity and Luster
Peridot occurs with excellent transparency. Eye-clean specimens are abundant. Larger stones may appear slightly cloudy owing to the presence of inclusions and impurities. When cut and polished, peridot has an attractive, greasy and vitreous luster.
Peridot smykkesten Cut and Shape
Peridot is typically faceted due to its excellent transparency. Table and step cuts are very popular, as well as unconventional checkerboards. Peridot can be found in many shapes including fancies and traditional rounds, ovals, emeralds (octagons) and cushions.
Peridot smykkesten Treatment
Peridot is not typically treated or enhanced in any way. However, there have been reports of metal-foiled peridot to increase stability, and some paler stones may be coated with green foil to enhance color. Imitation peridot can also be found, typically of synthesized spinel or sapphire.
Peridot Facts, Information and Description
Gem quality comes from Arizona, Burma, Norway, islands in the Red Sea, Hawaii and is sometimes found in meteorites. It’s been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, and is mentioned in the Bible under the name of Chrysolite. Legend says that peridot was one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra and that some of the “emeralds” worn by her were actually peridot.
It ranges in color from light yellow-green to the intense bright green of new spring grass to olive. Because of the way peridot splits and bends the rays of light passing through it, it has a velvety appearance, a rich glow, and a slightly greasy luster. The purer green a peridot is the higher the value. Any tinges of brown or visible flaws greatly diminish the price.
The best-colored peridot has an iron percentage of less than 15% and includes nickel and chromium as trace elements.
Peridot has been confused with emeralds although peridot, being a more yellow or olive color, is a completely different shade of green than an emerald. Other green gemstones that may be confused with peridot are apatite, green garnets and moldavite.
Most of the world production of peridot comes from Arizona where there is an abundant source of lessor quality material while peridot from Myanmar, Pakistan and Egypt is more rare and finer quality. Price for stones from these areas will be higher and similar to prices for other top quality colored gems.
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success,. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.
It was used by the Egyptians as early as 1500 BC and was considered the gem of the sun.
It is considered a tonic for the whole body and protects the wearer from negativity. It is associated with stress reduction and relaxation. Egyptians used peridot to clean and heal the heart. Powdered peridot has been used to cure asthma and a peridot placed under the tongue of someone in the grip of a fever is said to lessen his or her thirst. One legend says that drinking from a peridot goblet will increase the potency of medicines. Further research indicates that ancient Indo-Iranians, and Vedic and Persian cultures may have used cups carved from Peridot for their ritual drink of Soma.
Early miners looked for peridot at night because they believed that light from the moon made the crystals easier to find. After marking the locations of the crystals they came back in the daylight to dig them up.
Many gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron described in the Bible (Exodus 28, 15-30). The breastplate was a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year.