The peridot is an iron-magnesium silicate compound. It is found in almost all volcanic areas, but usually only in crumbled form. Larger stones are extremely rare and difficult to obtain. Due to its refreshing, bright green color, the stone is also known as “olivine.” Peridots are generally found in New Mexico, USA, the Canary Islands and Burma. Its name comes from the Greek "peridona," which means “giving plenty.” For thousands of years, the peridot has been used for jewellery and as a healing stone. The peridot is also believed to have a positive influence on the immune system and inner balance, as well as helping its wearer to foster a positive attitude towards life. Also the stone is thought to provide a balancing effect for the skin, allowing it to retain retains its elasticity and youthful appearance.
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