Peridot is an olive green stone with the intensity and tint of green. However, it can vary from yellow to olive to brownish-green. Each bag contains anywhere from three to ten pieces ranging from 1 gram to 4.9 grams at a length of 5mm to 18mm packaged together in a 10 gram bag.
This natural peridot specimen is a partially terminated, opaque with small amounts of white clay or graphite. There are some areas with a high concentration of ludwigite as well.
The fabled origin of peridot stretches back to Ancient Egypt, on the volcanic island in the Red Sea. Peridot was treasured by the Ancient Egyptians so highly that they kept the island’s location a secret. With the fall of the Egyptian empire, the island became lost to antiquity and was rediscovered in 1906. The stone of compassion peridot promotes good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and the mind. This friendly, bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity, delight, and good cheer. Myths and legends surrounding the peridot, In Hawaii, the peridot symbolizes the tears of Hele, who is the goddess of fire and volcanoes.