Size Large: 8mm-L x 8mm-W x 7mm-D
Size Small: 6mm-L x 6mm-W x 4mm-D
Qty: 16 Beads / Length: 2.75 in.
Weight: 5.2 g.
The name Peridot is thought to have been derived from the word "faridot", gem in Arabic. It was the most popular during the Baroque Period. The largest Peridot weighs 319 cts. And, is now located at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Our Peridots are not quite that large, but they are high quality and absolutely a gorgeous addition to any beader`s collection.
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 6.5
Peridot (green) represents the heart chakra, which is positioned at the center of the chest. Peridot can be called a stone of compassion. It helps one deal with emotion in relationships, particularly marriage. Peridot helps reduce anger, jealousy, and stress and bring harmony. Peridot is the birthstone for August and resonates with the astrological signs Leo and Libra.