Vivid Green Peridot Free Form Small Nugget Beads

Product Code: nor432

Availability:In stock

Price is for 15.5 inch string of these beautiful colour of green small nuggets beads.Each beads measure 7mm x 5mm x 5mm and about 65 beads in a sting.

Peridot is cooling, and its vivid, shimmering green colour is ideal to complement a light summertime outfit.

What Is Peridot?

Peridot (pronounced pair-a-doe) is the gem variety of olivine, a mineral formed under intense heat. Perhaps named from the French word 'Peridot', meaning unclear, due to its inclusions and cloudy nature.

Small crystals of peridot are often found in rocks by volcanoes and in meteors. Because the iron is an integral part of its structure, its colour is always green – ranging from transparent lime to olive green. One of the few gemstones of only in one colour.

Peridot is recommended for insomnia, digestive problems and to stimulate the mind. Some say peridot has the ability to drive away evil spirits. And its also said to strengthen the power of any medicine drunk from peridot goblets. 

Peridot has been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, said to be the favourite gem of Cleopatra, and mentioned in the Bible. In ancient Egypt it was mined at night because legend tells that peridot was hard to see during the day, yet easily visible by lamplight. Peridot was later used to decorate medieval churches, carried back to Europe by the Crusaders.