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Known as the gemstone of the sun, Peridot has been used in jewellery for thousands of years, dating back as far as early Egyptians. Peridot has been a favourite gemstone among royals and clergy, used to adorn everything from a queen's crown to a knight's sword, including Cleopatra's jewels.
The beautiful vivid colour of the Peridot ranges from golden lime green to rich olive green, depending on the amount of iron it contains. Peridot is relatively hard and durable, but softer than many other gems, so care should be taken to prevent scratches.
Peridots are said to be mentally stimulating and physically regenerating. They are believed to protect the wearer from negativity, to reduce stress, bring peace and alleviate fear and anger.