Peridot is a silicate mineral is composed of iron and magnesium and is only seen in an olive-green colour. The mineral maintains its greenness from the presence of iron. The mineral comes mainly from Asia, the USA and Australia. Peridot is believed to influence the emotions, such as anger, one’s self esteem and fear. Peridot is cut and shaped into all forms of jewellery. However, Peridot is quite a fragile stone with a Moh rating of 6.5-7/10. This influences the durability of the stone as it is not the strongest, and care is required to avoid scratching and bumping it in daily wear.
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