What is Peridot Gemstone?

Peridot gemstone also known as chrysolite is a deep yellowish-green transparent variety of olivine. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color. Peridot can be found in mafic and ultramafic rocks occurring in lava and peridotite xenoliths of the mantle.

Peridot Gemstones

What are the types of peridot gemstones?

There are several varieties of peridot, each with their own special look and value. Below is a description of the most prominent varieties of peridot:

  • Burmese Peridot
  • Green Peridot Gemstone
  • Hebei Peridot
  • Changbai Peridot
  • Vietnamese Peridot

What are the properties of Peridot Gemstone?

Peridot Metaphysical Properties

Peridot, the birthstone for the month of August, is also given in celebration of the 16th year of marriage. The healing gemstones peridot also known as the stone of compassion is believed to bring good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. This friendly bright green stone also has the uncanny ability to inspire eloquence and creativity; it also brings delight and good cheer. It attracts love and calms anger by giving renewal to all things.

Peridot Geological Properties

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, but a few have been faceted and mounted in jewelry settings. 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.

Where does Peridot Gemstone come from?

Peridots are found in deposits of volcanic rock, usually solidified lava flows. They're also found in basalt, a more porous volcanic rock. This gem is mined in the Himalayas, New Mexico, Arizona, Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Finland, and Sardinia, amongst other places.

What color is Peridot Gemstone?

Peridot is always green. However, there are wide range of peridot gemstone colors. Most famously, peridot crystal gemstone is a yellowish-green that would remind you of spring grass, often called Peridot green. However, different colors of Peridot range from a pure green that can get confused with emerald, to a brownish-green or olive, and even close to yellow.

Where to buy Peridot Gemstone?

You can buy peridot gemstone from various sources, such as:

Jewelry stores

Online gemstone retailers

Gem and mineral shows

Peridot beads wholesale dealers

Also, while looking for peridot gemstones for sale, be sure to purchase from reputable sellers to check the quality and authenticity to ensure that it is genuine gemstone beads. Therefore buy peridot gemstone beads wholesale from reputed sellers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is a peridot stone valuable?

A: The value of peridot gemstone beads ranges from $50-80 USD per carat. However, the finer, high-quality deep green stones from Myanmar and north east China can range from $400-450 USD. Pure, radiant green peridot is rare, and hence has a higher price range. Most peridot has a yellow to green color, and the least valuable peridot has a brownish hue. It can range in color from yellow-green to olive-green, but it is not naturally blue peridot gemstone.

Q: Is peridot worth more than diamond?

A: The price of peridot is certainly more affordable than that of a diamond. When purchasing either of them, it is essential to consider your budget, as well as the kind of jewelry style you're interested in.

Q: Is peridot a lucky stone?

A: Peridot has often been associated with prosperity and good fortune. Peridot is a popular stone for protection against difficulties and negativity. Citrine peridot gemstone helps in digesting information and analyzing situations, steering them in the right directio It is also often used to strengthen and purify the physical and energetic bodies. Peridot is considered a very joyful, warm, friendly stone that can ease anger and jealousy as well as encourage open-heartedness. It is also a stone of abundance and gratitude, and can help us to acknowledge and invite abundance, both material and spiritual, in our lives

Q: Who should wear peridot?

A: Benefits of peridot gemstone 

Peridot is most beneficial for those native to the astrological signs Leo, Libra and Gemini.

It is the traditional birthstone for the month of August. This may be helpful if you want to harness its protective qualities, or if you want to support your energetic and physical bodies. Wearing peridot also allows you to carry the stone’s happy energy with you throughout your day. 

Q: What are the 7 precious stones in India?

A: The 7 precious stones in India, also known as the "Navaratna," are:





Yellow Sapphire

Cat's Eye


Q: What chakra is peridot?

A: Peridot helps to activate and harmonise the Solar Plexus and Heart chakras, creating an integration of Love and Will. This stone can assist you in having the courage to act out your heart’s desires, to be generous to others, even as you pursue your individual destiny.

Q: What is the Indian name for peridot?

A: Peridot also known as Ghritmani in Hindi, is an olive green colored semi-precious gemstone worn to promote intelligence, communication skills, and good health in the life of its wearer

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