Peridot “The Rock of the Sun.” It became famous 3,500 years ago.

History of Peridot

Peridot is one of the oldest stones in nature and the most important green stone in history. As the birthstone for the month of August, peridot is the guardian of “Leo” and symbolises peace and good fortune. Peridot was first discovered and mined by the ancient Egyptians on the Red Sea island of Zabajad around 1500 BC.

Peridot’s warm yellow-green color seemed to block the sun’s rays and the ancient Egyptians believed it could protect the wearer from the fear of the dark and ward off evil spirits, giving it the reputation of being the ‘Sun Gemstone’. The sun, the ruling planet of Leo, and peridot, the ‘sunstone’, are in perfect harmony.

They say you have to be famous before it’s too late, and peridot certainly has, having been honored by the Egyptians as the “stone of the sun” as far back as 3500 years ago. They believed it would protect its wearer from the fear of the night. Peridot-encrusted goblets were used by priests to commune with nature spirits. In the Middle Ages, peridot was worn to provide vision and inspiration, and the Romans used it to ward off magic.

The peridot was revered until the 15th century, and legend has it that it was worn on the bodies of Pharaoh Tutankhamun and Aaron, brother of Moses, and was used to adorn the shrine of the Three Kings in the cathedral in Cologne, Germany.

It didn’t make it to the Age of Kings because it was too difficult to find its origin

Zabargad Island in Egypt is said to be the earliest source of peridot, but it was “lost” for centuries until 1905, when it was rediscovered, as the island is located in a part of the Red Sea that was often shrouded in fog, making it difficult for ancient navigators to find.

It is probably for this reason that peridot has been so scarce and lacking in large carats that it has remained largely unknown throughout the Age of Kings. Today, only three pieces of royal jewelry are recorded as being set with peridot, one being the famous coronation crown of St. Edward, which was set with almost every type of rare gemstone.

Archduchess Isabella of Austria’s peridot diamond crown and three-piece jewelry set now. The Archduchess Isabella is not only known for her short-lived marriage to the Prince of Bavaria, but is also considered a romantic figure for her spontaneous, freedom-loving personality. Created by the royal jeweler Kochert in the 1820s, it is now being sold at auction by the antique jeweler Fred Leighton Jewelers.

George IV of England, the luxury-loving monarch, also loved peridot, and in 1816 he customized a set of peridot jewels from Rundell, Bridge & Rundel for his daughter’s bridegroom, Miss Coats, consisting of a necklace, a brooch, earrings, and two bracelets, which are now in the V&A Museum.

It was during the Art Deco period that peridot began to make a comeback, appearing frequently in the jewelry boxes of socialites: in 1936, Cartier designed Art Deco-style peridot necklaces and bracelets, the former with 63.48 carats of peridot and the latter with a 68.93-carat peridot.

In 1965, Van Cleef & Arpels created a complete peridot diamond set for American socialite Peggy Rockefeller, which was repurchased by Van Cleef & Arpels after her death at auction for $348,500 and is now part of the brand’s collector’s collection.

Elizabeth Taylor, whose taste in jewelry is undeniable, in addition to the classic emeralds, rubies and diamonds, she also has a collection of peridot jewelry, which, although not in large particles, this waterfall of small particles in design is also exactly what was popular in the 1970s.

In the 21st century, peridot was suddenly discovered to be of “outer space origin”, first in 2006 when NASA explorers collecting samples near the sun found peridot, said to be as old as the solar system, formed about 4.5 billion years ago, proving sideways that the Ancient Egyptians were right, and that it is indeed the “Jewel of the Sun”. “Jewel of the Sun”. Later, in 2008, peridot was found in the Jepara Pallasite meteorite in Indonesia and was cut out, confirming its “outer space origins”.

But with the discovery of China’s rich gemstones and the availability of large carats of high-quality peridot, jewelry designers were quick to bring this “old newcomer” back into the spotlight, with too many designers launching their own unique creations.

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wellhola jewelry also loves this vibrant and youthful green gemstone. All of them show individual and unique designs.

18K gold plated, natural peridot inlay, can be worn alone or stacked, you are the protagonist!
Known as the “gemstone of the sun”, peridot will brighten up any dull moment in your life. The minimalist design highlights the natural beauty of the gemstone, which is both strong and soft, with a hidden spirit, and the distinctive color scheme releases your unique self.

Peridot’s functions and benefits

Peridot is a gemstone of distinction because its colour combines the nobility of yellow with the hopefulness of pale green. It is generally believed that peridot removes the fear of the dark of the night, while giving the wearer a gentle disposition, good hearing and a happy marriage.

1, Helps to bring lucky energy, easy to meet good friends, get help from people and get better opportunities.

2, Helps to strengthen their own aura, energy field, can ward off evil spirits, to prevent malicious attacks of evil spirits, is a good thing to ward off evil spirits.

3, peridot emits green light, helps attract wealth energy, known as the light of wealth.

4, Helps dispel nervousness, agitation, depressed emotional negative energy, bring fresh, cheerful energy, calm the nerves, relieve tension, make sitting and standing, sleep peacefully, and more in harmony with the outside world. Green energy helps to attract wealth. It can ward off evil spirits as a talisman and protection against evil spirits, and is helpful in improving liver disease.

5, Helps to promote the maturity of character, properly face the challenges of life, and can stimulate people’s ambition, Peridot is often used to make brooches, finger rings, earrings, etc., for the jewelry market common mid-range gemstones.

6,Also helps to relieve tension, refreshing, can also make sleep, and the outside world more harmonious. In ancient times, it is also an amulet to ward off and prevent evil spirits. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and is known as the stone of happiness and a symbol of a happy family and harmony between husband and wife.

7, It color is bright and pleasing to the eye, giving people a sense of relief and happiness, so it is known as the “stone of happiness”. To help irritable, jealous, conceited and depressed people, can smooth the nervousness, anxiety and depression of the mind, but also can make sleep peaceful. In ancient times, some tribes gave olive stones to each other as a token of peace in the event of war. Some temples in Jerusalem still have peridot stones inlaid thousands of years ago.

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