Scallop Shell & Peridot


The tiny island of Zabargard (now owned by Egypt) is documented as the first source of peridot, dating back as far as 4,000 years. Early Crusaders brought this gem back to Europe.

Peridot is mentioned in many ancient references and was believed to be a stone of springtime and a gift from Mother Nature. It is mentioned in the Bible and early Christians considered it sacred. Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. 

Peridot is the only gemstone found in meteorites and one of the few that occur in only one color: basically an olive green. The intensity and tint of the green depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow-green through olive, to a brownish green.

Tabra one of a kind.

Height: 3.9 cm, 1.50 inch. Width: 2.9 cm, 1.10 inch.

1 in stock

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