August Gemstone of the Month: Peridot

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Many historians now believe that Cleopatra’s famous collection of emeralds were actually peridots… and the awe-inspiring 200-carat emeralds that are encrusted in the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the Cologne Cathedral? They were also found to be peridots. Even the Bible gives the shaft to the poor peridot. In Exodus 28:17, instructions for making a priestly and holy breastplate, “Thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones: the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this shall be the first row.” Research now indicates that the “topaz” referred to in ancient times was actually the gem commonly called chrysolite (the mineral name for peridot).

“THE PERIDOT TEACHES ONE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HOLDING ONTO PEOPLE OR THE PAST IS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO ONE’S GROWTH.”

Peridot may not be as prized as emerald, but it’s just as beautiful and I believe…

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Author: dreamweaver333

I love to listen to the whispering of spirit.