Peridot is the birthstone for August. Sometimes Peridot is known as the evening Emerald for it’s light green color. This stone is the nation gem of Egypt and their love for this stone dates back to the ancient Egyptians who called it “the gem of the sun”.
Dioptase on Duftite and Calcite
Peridot from Sappat, Kohistan, Pakistan.. Peridot (/ˈpɛrɨdoʊ/ or /ˈpɛrɨdɒt/) is gem-quality olivine. Olivine is a silicate mineral with formula of (Mg, Fe)2SiO4. As peridot is the magnesium-rich variety (forsterite) the formula approaches Mg2SiO4. Wikipedia
Fordite cabochon, (aka Detroit Agate) NOT an agate. The original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Layer upon layer, paint over-spray built up on metal racks that transported new car bodies through the paint shop, and into the oven, where each coat was baked hard.
Peridot... It emits a warm, friendly energy. It provides for a shield of protection around the body. It can help to lessen anger or jealousy, inspiring happiness within the self and delight in the nature of one's life. From Love is in the Earth by Melody. An amazing fact about Peridot is that it is also a gemstone from outer space. It has been found in meteors that have fallen to earth from deep space.
Peridot from Mogok, Myanmar [db_pics/pics/a168b.jpg]