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Peridot Jewellery

The Extraterrestrial Gem

Peridot is a variety of the mineral Olivene, formed deep below the Earth`s crust in a region known as the  Upper Mantle, 20-55 miles below the surface. It surfaces during volcanic eruptions as lavas which form intrusive igneous rocks , such as basalt.

Peridot has also been found in some meteorites, though these peridots are very rare and expensive.

It was known as the Gem of the Sun by Ancient Egyptians . To the Romans it was the Evening Emerald , due to its capacity to reflect light and shimmer even during twilight.

It is a beautiful light green colour and  is the birthstone for Leo and Cancer.  It is said to encourage peace, success , attract love , dispel negativity, provide strength.