At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of vintage and antique peridot jewellery for sale.
Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all peridot jewellery for sale.
AC Silver offer a 14-day return policy, and include a free ring sizing service.
Although the word peridot has no obvious origin, it could have evolved from the Greek peridona, meaning abundant giving. This only enhances the stones connection to prosperity. Peridot have been believed to improve your memory, ease the pains of labour, and cure insomnia.
Superstitious owners will know that peridot is used for dispelling nightmares, assisting those who struggle in the night. The supposed inner radiance of peridots can lead people to realise their purpose in life. Perhaps a peridot is the ideal gift for someone in need of some guidance from within.
The mineral olivine, formed in the Earth's mantle, is where peridots originate. Often, basalt carries veins of peridot to the Earth's surface after bouts of volcanic activity. The first peridots were discovered on Zabargad Island, although they have been sourced around the world. Pakistan produces some of the largest and most highly-graded peridots in the world.
In Ancient Egypt, peridots were called the gem of the sun. This is possibly the origin for their association with protecting against night terrors. Egyptians used to use peridots to defend themselves against anything that could hurt them in the dark hours. Peridots were also believed to be an embodiment of nature, allowing easier communication between priests and the gods of nature.
Promoting wealth, happiness, and improved vitality, peridots are considered very beneficial gemstones. Their colouring ranges from a bright, yellow-green colour through to a richer olive-green hue.