Peridot is a green gem variety of the mineral Olivine. Peridot is associated with the planet Mercury, according to Vedic astrology. It is worn as a substitute for Emerald. It is also extensively used for jewelry.
- Vedic astrology prescribes Peridot for Mithun (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo) rashi.
- Ascendants of all zodiacs can wear Peridot as its has no side/negative effects.
- Peridot is the birthstone for people born in the month of August.
|Carat Weight||minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)For example: a person weighing 60 kgs can wear a 6-carat Peridot.|
|Color||bright green peridot is recommended is ideal for best astrological results|
|Metal||silver is highly recommended while gold and panchdhatu is not preferred|
|Finger||little finger of the working hand|
|Day & Time||Wednesday, morning between 6 AM - 9 AM|
|Mantra||'Om Bum Budhaye Namah', ॐ बुं बुधाय नम:|
Peridot improves the intelligence and learning ability of its wearer. Wearing it enhances comprehension abilities, improves memory and increases focus. This study stone is ideal for students suffering with concentration issues like distraction and short attention span.
Peridot is a great stone for boosting oratory skills and enhancing communication skills. It is highly beneficial for people holding roles or positions where a high level of human interaction is involved. It is highly recommended for professionals working in entertainment, media or public relations industries.
Peridot is a perfect tonic for good health and detoxification of the body. It benefits people suffering from nervous disorders and skin allergies. It is also a great stone to alleviate stress and anxiety.
The quality and value of any stone is evaluated on certain parameters.
Origin- Gem quality Peridot is mined in Burma (Pakistan), Russia, USA, Brazil, Australia, Pakistan and China. However, Burmese Peridot is renowned for its bright green color and superior clarity, followed by Peridot of Pakistan origin.
Color- Peridot is one of the very few gemstones that come in single primary color. The color range of Peridot is very limited to green and few tones of green like yellowish-green and brownish green. The most valued colors are dark olive green and a bright lime green.
Clarity- Peridot is transparent to translucent stone with a glassy luster. It has characteristic inclusions called ‘lily pads’ that appear as silky disc shaped fragments. Stones with no or less visible inclusions are more valuable.
Cut- A highly faceted (cushion, princess cut) Peridot stone is more expensive than round or oval stones due to the losses incurred in the cutting process like weight loss, labor and time.