Peridot ( जबरज़ाद )
Peridot is associated with planet Mercury as per Vedic astrology so, it is worn to to strengthen Mercury in an individual’s horoscope. Weak Mercury can hamper intelligence, communication and psychological health of a person.
- Indian astrology prescribes peridot birthstone for Mithun (Gemini) and Kanya (Virgo) rashi.
- Western astrology recommends August birthstone Peridot for Cancer sun sign.
- Ascendants of Taurus, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius can also wear Peridot.
|Carat Weight||Minimum 1/10th of the body weight. E.g. – a person weighing 60 Kgs can wear a 6 carat Peridot gem.|
|Color||For best astrological results, bright green peridot is recommended. Untreated, natural olive-green Peridot can also be worn.|
|Metal||Best worn in a silver ring. Gold, Panchdhaatu & white gold can also be used.|
|Finger||Little finger or ring finger of the working hand.|
|Day & Time||Wednesday|
|Mantra||'Om Bum Budhaye Namah', ॐ बुं बुधाय नम:|
Improves Intelligence and Learning Ability - Mercury signifies intelligence. Wearing peridot benefits people by improving their intellect, memory and comprehension abilities. Astrologers strongly recommend this ratna for students suffering with concentration issues like distraction and short attention span.
Boosts Oratory Skills - Astrologers believe that peridot is highly beneficial for people holding roles or positions where high level of human interaction is involved. Professionals working in entertainment, media or public relations industries can benefit hugely by wearing a peridot gemstone.
Heals Skin Ailments & Psychological Disorders - Peridot gemstone benefits people suffering from nervous disorders and skin allergies. Wearing a peridot ring can soothe tensed nerves, restore calmness and cure skin related ailments.
The peridot quality depends on its Color tone, clarity & cut.
Origin - Gem Quality Peridot is mined in Burma (Myanmanr), Russia, USA, Brazail, Australia, Pakistan and China. However, Burmese peridot is renowned for its bright green color and superior clarity, followed by Peridot of Pakistan origin. Gemstones from USA, Brazil, and China stand low on quality and thus cheaper too.
Color - Peridot color range is very limited to green & few tones of Green like Yellowish Green and brownish green. Pure Bright green Peridot is most desirable for astrological and aesthetic use. Yellow or brownish green peridot stones stand low on quality scale.
Clarity - Peridot has characteristic inclusions called ‘lily pads’ that appear as silky disc shaped fragments such visible inclusions lower the clarity of gemstone.
Peridot price depends on its origin, clarity and cut. Peridot price in India begins from ₹900 per carat and can go as high as ₹7,000 per carat ($10 to $100), even more (depending on its overall quality).
Origin - U.S.A, Brazil and Mexico are known for producing peridot gems on a commercial scale. Other notable origins like Pakistan, Australia, Myanmar are also popular for Peridot mining. Peridot cost for Burmese and Pakistani origins remains high in gemstone markets, usually.
Color - Peridot is one of the very few gemstones that come in single primary color. However, intensity of green may change with change in origin. Bright-green peridot color attracts higher pricing. Uneven coloring and brown or yellow tint can reduce peridot stone value.
Clarity - Inclusions like lily pads or black mineral spots lessen the price of peridot. More visual the inclusion is, higher is its impact on Peridot’s price.
Cut - Gemstone need to be finely Cut to bring out its potential beauty. Well cut stone looks bright & illuminated. Highly faceted (cushion, princess cut) Peridot is more expensive than round or oval stones due to the losses incurred in the cutting process like weight loss, labor & time.