The origin of the name Peridot is uncertain, though it may come from the Latin Paederos, meaning Opal, or possibly the origin is feridat, which is Arabic for gemstone.
Chrysolite is Greek and means golden stone.
Light green, yellowish green to olive green.
Peridot are very pure gems from the Olivine group of stones, which belongs to the island silicate mineral class (neso silicates).
Peridot or Chrysolite is usually fashioned with the Faceted cut, however, if the stone has a star effect, the cabochon cut is more suitable.
Peridot is especially valuable if it has a grassy green color. Peridot or Chrysolite is a pure Olivine with hardly any inclusions.
On average, Peridot costs around 44 to 77 $ per carat. Especially pure, large, or color intense Chrysolites, weighing 1 to 2 carats can cost around 385 to 429 $ per carat.
Purity, color, cut, and weight or carats (ct) determine the value of gemstones.
Light green and low-inclusion Olivines are referred to as Peridot or Chrysolite.
Peridot is often mistaken for Tourmaline, Zircon, Chrysoberyl, or Grossular Garnet.
Peridot is assigned to the month August and to the star sign Leo.
Peridot stands for determination, success and satisfaction. The gem helps you to focus on what really matters, according to oral tradition. Peridot also protects you from nightmares and stands for strength.