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A beautiful olive green stone, peridot is worn in necklaces, earrings, pendants and bracelets. Peridot is found in Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Myanmar, Norway, and in the USA, specifically Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, and New Mexico.
Peridot is created during volcanic action and occasionally, peridot crystals are found on the black sands of Hawaii. The stone is used to help dreams become a reality and is given as a symbol of fame, dignity, and protection.
Legend has it that pirates favored peridot to protect them against evil. When the peridot was set in gold, it also protected the wearer from terrors in the night. Peridot has been mined from St. John's Island in the Red Sea for over 3500 years.
As with all gems, protect peridot from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes such as leaving it by a heater vent or in a hot car. Do not clean peridot in a home ultrasonic cleaner.