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Peridot: The Gem That Gives Plenty

Peridot is a unique gemstone that's history is different from any other gem--except the Diamond. Most gems are formed in the earth's crust but Peridot ( and Diamond) are actually formed much deeper in the earth: in the mantle. Peridot is created in magma in the upper mantle and is brought up by volcanic or tectonic activity. Diamonds are formed even deeper in the mantle. Peridot was actually known by two other names: Chrysolith and Olivin due to the fact that Peridot is the gem form of the mineral, Olivine. 

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The name "Peridot" some say comes from the Greek word, "peridona," meaning "giving plenty" while others say it is a French derivative of the Arabic word, " faridat" meaning "gem,"  
In ancient times, Peridot was often mistaken for Emeralds and some of Cleopatra's jewelry were discovered to be Peridots. In ancient times, Peridot, much more valuable than diamonds at that time, was as used as currency and accessories for the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Egyptians called Peridot the "Gem of the Sun".

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Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. It opens the heart to unconditional love. Malachite also AMPLIPHIES both POSITIVE and NEGATIVE energies so it is vital that EVERY time you wear this pendant you must CLEANSE it. I personally use white sage to smudge the stones but Malachite is not sensitive to sea salt so you can set it in a bowl overnight or set it on a quartz crystal cluster or even meditate with it keeping the intent to cleanse of all negative energies focused on the stone.
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About Johnna Crider

The Gems and Mineral Diva is also known as Johnna Sabri. Johnna learned how to wire wrap gemstones into fashionable jewelry by Grammy Award winning guitarist, Daryl Thompson, son of Eli Lucky Thompson. This site is dedicated to Daryl as he did more than teach Johnna his gift of jewelry design, he became a father to her.
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