Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Peridot Pendant


Simple peridot teardrop pendant, posted on here.

Peridot, "gem of the sun", is August's birthstone, which history goes back to ancient times as early as 1500 B.C. The major source of rough peridot was, and still is, St. John's Island off the coast of Egypt. Yes of course, Egyptian pharaohs forced the islanders into collecting the olivine beauty, guarding the entire island so no trespassers would take the stone. Peridot was believed to protect the wearer from dangers and fears. Pharaohs must have needed the stone so badly to ease whatever paranoia they were suffering from, but possibly part of such anxiety was coming from greed and obsession towards the stone, maybe? Sounds a little ironic?

Anyway, who wouldn't be fond of the rich shine of this healing olive green?

Lucky people born in August!








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