5.68 Ct. Natural Genuine Peridot Oval Shape Faceted Loose Stone Gemstone
This is a great natural Peridot from South Africa. It weighs 5.68 carats and is a great size for a ring or pendant. Oval cut with a pleasant color. (RING JUST FOR DISPLAY , NOT INCLUDED). 16.09 X 9.14 mm.
Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the gem of the sun.
Some believed that it protected its owner from terrors of the night, especially when it was set in gold. Others strung the gems on donkey hair and tied them around their left arms to ward off evil spirits. The word peridot comes from the Arabic faridat, which means gem. Most peridot formed deep inside the earth and was delivered to the surface by volcanoes.
It was one of many labeled as topaz. Some historians believe that Cleopatras famous emerald collection might actually have been peridot.
People in medieval times continued to confuse peridot with emerald. For centuries, people believed the fabulous 200-ct. Gems adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germanys Cologne Cathedral were emeralds. They are, in fact, peridots.
The item "5.68 Ct. Natural Genuine Peridot Oval Shape Faceted Loose Stone Gemstone" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Peridot".
The seller is "infinite-bliss" and is located in Franklin, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: South Africa
- Natural/Lab-Created: Natural
- Color: Green