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Health & Spiritual Benefits
Peridot were used to carve talismans. It is associated with strength and harmony. It is thought to improve mood and boost creativity and to even alleviate problems associated with addiction and psychological disorders.Peridot is believed to aid the absorption of nutrients from food. It is thought to possess detoxifying qualities, stimulating the liver and metabolism. Improving skin problems, digestive issues and helping to control weight gain.
The colour range for peridot is narrow, from a brown-green colour to yellowish green to pure green. Although the best peridot is a pure grass green, most peridot is yellowish-green. Most fine peridot is eye clean. Tiny black spots might be visible with magnification. Peridot is cut in a wide variety of styles, including ovals, emerald cuts, and cushions.
Although peridot is a relatively hard and durable stone, it is still softer than many other gems. It should be handled carefully to prevent scratches. It has a brittle tenacity, and can break under high pressure (such as tension set rings). Intense temperature/climate changes should also be avoided.Peridot is easily cleaned using warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Then, simply rinse the stone well to remove any residue and dry with a soft, lint free cloth.