Peridot is a mineral named Olivine, which is found in a variety of greens, raging from light yellowish green to a dark olive.
Earlyminign for this Gems was done on Saint John's Island near Egypt around 1500 BC.
According to about-birthstones website Natives discovered Peridot crystals many years ago in the black sands of Hawaii, explaining their presence as tears the volcano goddess "Pele". Early Egyptian priests used Peridot to connect with nature, they drank a stimulating beverage called "Soma" from cups made of Peridot, believing this practice to draw them closer to "Isis", the goddess of nature.
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Uses of Peridot:
- Peridot was believe that it will protect you from evil and when set in gold it will help against night terrors
- It was ground to powder and used as a remedy for asthma and as a cure for thirst brought on by fever.
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