Peridot Woven Circle Earrings. These earrings are unique and are sure to make a statement. The faceted Peridot gemstones are woven onto the circle shape and are attached to 100% Sterling Silver ear wires. We also offer the matching Peridot Woven Circle Pendant Necklace.
Height: 1.75″ (top of ear wire to bottom of the oval/drop)
Width: 1″ (widest point)
Peridot (sometimes called chrysolite) is gem-quality olivine and a silicate mineral with the formula of (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. As peridot is a magnesium-rich variety of olivine (forsterite), the formula approaches Mg2SiO4. Its green color is dependent on the iron contents within the structure of the gem. Peridot occurs in silica-deficient rocks such a volcanic basalt as well as in pallasitic meteorites. Peridot is one of only two gems observed to be formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle. Gem-quality peridot is rare to find on Earth’s surface due to its susceptibility to weathering during transportation from deep within the mantle to the surface.
In the Middle Ages, the gemstone was considered a stone that could provide healing powers, curing depression, and opening the heart. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and the 16 year wedding anniversary gemstone.
Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color: an olive-green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on the percentage of iron in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow to olive, to brownish-green. In rare cases, peridot may have a medium-dark toned, pure green with no secondary yellow hue or brown mask.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Peridot (opens in a new window)