Natural Peridot Cushion Shape 14.57 Carats
Green Fire. Magnificently proportioned, with a fiery past, this large peridot is a scene-stealer and show-stopper. This vibrant stone, a form of olivine, has been prized from Egypt to Hawaii for centuries. Cleopatra's famous "emerald"collection probably, in fact,consisted of peridot, and Napoleon is said to have wooed Josephine with bewitching green stones like this one. The origins of peridot are unusual and add to its allure for colllectors. Most gems form in the earth's crust, but not peridot, which forms in the earth's mantle. Unless it came from outer space. Yes, many peridot do. Peridot formations have been found in the remains of meteors, which may explain their association with the month of August. Beginning mid-month every year, the pre-dawn sky is filled with a torrent of falling stars known as the Perseids. This green stone is traditionally a gift to celebrate the 16th wedding aniversary. It is also valued for its ability to help friends and lovers release resentments. We think it's the perfect make-up gift after a spat.
- Identification: Peridot
- Carat: 14.57ct
- Shape: Cushion
- Measurements: 12.6 x 15.5 x 9.7 mm
- Color: Green
- Treatment: None