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Peridot Four Claw Studs

9ct Yellow Gold Earrings

( Second Hand )
Insure For: £100.00
Price: £49.95

OUR REF WS051/RH7389



Oval peridot gemstones mounted in 9ct yellow gold four claw stud settings with 9ct yellow gold posts and butterfly fittings. 

Approximate Overall Dimensions 7mm x 5mm


Peridot is the yellowish green to greenish yellow gem variety of the mineral olivine. Throughout history, peridot has often been confused with other gems such as topaz and emerald. The Red Sea island of Topazios, a purported source of the name “topaz”, actually produced peridot. The Shrine of the Three Holy Kings in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral is decorated with 200 carats of gems that were believed to be emeralds but are, in fact, the August birthstone peridot. Some historians even speculate that Cleopatra’s famous emerald collection may have been comprised of peridot.
The word “peridot” comes from the Arabic faridat, meaning gem. This August birthstone was valued in many ancient and medieval cultures. It appeared in priests’ jewellery as early as the second century BCE and later in the chalices and churches of medieval Europe. The peridot birthstone has also been used for centuries as a protective talisman, shielding the owner from evil spirits and “terrors of the night”.

Peridot is the gem given to celebrate a 15th wedding anniversary.


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