Earthy and natural. A raw peridot nugget hangs from a strand of wrapped turquoise stones. An easy pop of color. Chain measures 17-18” with lobster clasp and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish. Stones vary slightly.
About Peridot: Also known as an Evening Emerald. This lovely transparent yellowish green to deep chartreuse stone was a favorite of the ancients, who considered it quite a powerful gem. It is known as the stone of compassion. It is believed to bring good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships through the balancing of emotions. It’s color is thought to inspire creativity, attract love, and calms anger by giving renewal to all things. Peridot is the birthstone for August.
About Turquoise: The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure. It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise.
Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.