Customizable length Necklace – Bracelet Set
Sterling Silver Peace Dove
Sterling Silver beaded Rondelles
Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp(s)
The Bracelet is already complete at a standard 7-1/2″, but can always be modified if you need it sized differently (free of charge).
The Peridot in this necklace is a perfect example of how light plays off certain stones. These stones grab the eye and make people notice your jewelry which is why Jewelry is worn in the first place – so other people notice it!
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“Ah!” It’s not surprising that the word “autumn” begins with “ah!” Whether it’s your favorite season or not, autumn calls for relaxing and winding down. The mixture of warm brick reds and avocado greens in Autumn Jasper beads add that feeling to any necklace, bracelet, earrings, or really any piece of jewelry. “Ah!”-that’s what you’ll hear, too, when people stop you to admire your jewelry.
Jasper, like Agate, is a powerful healing stone. It helps us move beyond just surviving to making us glad to be alive. Imagine pumpkins, red maple leaves, a long leisurely walk through the country. Kick back. Relax. The heat of summer is over and the evenings are just cool enough to light a fire in the wood stove or fireplace. Life is good. Somehow you’d forgotten. That’s what Autumn Jasper reminds us of whenever we wear it.
Mineral Information Silicate, chalcedony, quartz group
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color Gold-browns, brick reds, avocado greens
Hardness 6 ½-7
Specific Gravity 2.58-2.91
Refractive Index About 1.54
Shimmering, pale green Peridot, often called the evening Emerald, is a gemstone commonly associated with spirituality and expression. The word “Peridot” is most commonly pronounced pear-ah-dough. While two pronunciations can be found in the dictionary, the actual word of origin for Peridot is from the French word peritôt, meaning unclear, because of the numerous inclusions and internal fractures often found within Peridot gemstones. Chrysolite, an older German word, was also used to describe it before the word Peridot was applied to all gem quality Peridot stones.
Sometimes referred to as Olivine, it is only found in one color–green. This uncommon green color is best known simply as Peridot green and it varies from olive to brownish green. This green was highly prized by ancient admirers because it was often thought to be Emerald, which is one of the greatest compliments Peridot could ever receive. It is the national gem of Egypt, and the ancient Egyptians knew it as the gem of the sun. In fact, jewelry historians are now convinced that some, if not all, of the Emeralds that Cleopatra was famous for wearing were not actually Emeralds but deep green Peridot stones from Egypt.
Peridot has been written about extensively throughout history. In ancient times, Peridot stones were used for talismans featuring carved donkeys for spiritual enhancement and carved vultures for controlling the four winds and evil spirits. Ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls record the mining of Peridot as early as 1500 B.C. on Topazo Island, now called St. John’s Island, in the Egyptian Red Sea. The island’s exact whereabouts became a mystery for several centuries until being rediscovered in 1905 because navigators found it difficult to find it as it was often shrouded in an impenetrable thick fog.
Legend says that royal patrols that guarded the entire island were to execute trespassers while protecting the miners from thieves. The miners would work these mines for the Pharaoh’s burial treasury during all hours of the day and night. It was said that the Peridot crystals would radiate in the darkness of night by the light of the lamps they carried. The miners would mark the spot where they saw the glowing gems and then return to retrieve them the next morning.
In the Middle Ages, European emissaries brought back large quantities of Peridot stones from their travels to foreign lands and decorated their churches and robes with them. One of these large Peridot gems adorns the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the cathedral at Cologne, and for centuries was believed to be an Emerald but has recently been identified as Peridot. Peridot, also known to ancient Hebrews, is listed in the Bible as one of the stones used in Aaron’s breastplate and as one of the layers in the foundation of the city of New Jerusalem.
Peridot is not only terrestrial, but it has also fallen to Earth from celestial bodies. Although many different gems can be found in meteorites that have fallen to earth, the galaxy-traveling Peridot is the only one that is found in sizes large enough to be made into jewelry. These gem-carrying meteorites are called Pallasites, and the Peridot found in them is given a special name too, Moldavite. One such Pallesite crash is believed to have occurred 14.8 million years ago and was not discovered until 1749 on a desolate hilltop in Siberia. This fallen meteorite contained many pieces of beautiful, heaven-sent Peridot crystals big enough to be used in jewelry, but the gemstone itself was not discovered as such and named until 1787 after the town Moldauthein in Bohemia where it was found by A. Dufrenoy.
In scientific communities, it is also believed that Peridot crystals played a large role in the creation of the moon, and that they now comprise a large portion of the moon’s mantle.
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and also given in celebration of the 16th year of marriage. Known as the stone of compassion, Peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This stone is powerful in helping one to accept all that is happening in the course of life. It’s main influence is at the solar plexus and navel, where we “feel” our life. It has a lot of yellow within it and this helps cleanse our emotional states such as jealousy and anger. This friendly bright yellow/green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity, as well as bring good cheer and delight. It attracts love and calms anger by giving renewal to all things.
The epic metaphysical powers that Peridot possesses have been written about much throughout the ages. Legend says that if the gem is set in gold, the stone will develop its full potential as a talisman and will have the power to eradicate terrors of the night such as fearsome visions and nightmares. However, according to the great Roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, Peridot must be worn on the right arm to work its most potent dispelling. Peridot’s ability to glow under lamplight at night like a hot coal helps chase away foreboding night visions. Peridot has long been considered a powerful aid in repairing and maintaining friendship, and supposedly, it frees the mind of envious thoughts that can damage and strain relationships. It can also be used to protect you from the evil eye.
Peridot occurs in silica-poor igneous rocks, such as basalts. Some Peridot is found in volcanic areas, while some are found embedded in meteorites. These stones are not usually of gem quality and are given the name Moldavite. Some of these have been faceted and mounted in jewelry settings.
As with many precious gems, Peridot occurs most commonly in pebble-sized specimens that have been weathered by tens of thousands of years of erosion in gemstone veins. New sources of Peridot include Arizona, Mexico, Oregon, Norway, Pakistan, Russia and Sri Lanka. The Canary Islands, China, Brazil, Norway, Hawaii, Australia, Brazil and South Africa provide the finest gem quality Peridot stones.
The shade and depth of green color present in Peridot is dependent on the proportion of iron present in the stone, and the deeper the green, the smaller the amount of iron that is present.
Mineral Information Nesocilicate
Chemical Composition (Mg, Fe)2SiO4
Color Medium-pale lime green
Hardness 6-1/2 – 7
Specific Gravity 3.27-3.37
Refractive Index 1.654-1.690
Peridot should be spared from rugged wear. The best way to clean Peridot is with warm, soapy water. You should protect it from scratching and sharp blows that can fracture or shatter the stone. Also, avoid large temperature changes, ultrasonic cleaners and steam cleaners that could damage the stone.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Argentic Moon® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.