These genuine sterling silver earrings feature 2 beautifully faceted 5mmx3mm pear shaped peridot. Measure 1 1/2" in length.
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and is a variety of Olivine. It was called "the gem of the Sun" by ancient Egyptians, "Pele's Tears" by Hawaiian natives in more modern times. Peridot was once thought to break enchantments and chase away evil spirits. It is thought that holding a peridot crystal under the tongue will lessen thirst and it has been used (in powdered form) as a cure for asthma. It has long been associated with confidence, patience, spiritual growth, health and vitality and is said to help one become more assertive. Known in metaphysics as the stone of adventure, peridot is also said to slow the mental and physical processes of aging.