10k 1980s Floral Peridot Ring | Sz 10.5 | N21


10k gold 1980's floral peridot ring.

It is unclear where the name “peridot” originated. Some believe it is derived from the Arabic faridat, meaning “gem,” or from the Greek word, peridona, which means “give in abundance.”

Given its resemblance to the color of money, peridot has often been associated with prosperity and good fortune.

Ancient Egyptians called the peridot the “gem of the Sun,” as they believed it protected those who wore it from the terrors of the night.Some strung the peridot on donkey hair and tied it around their left arms in an attempt to ward off evil spirits. Egyptian priests believed it held the power of nature, using goblets encrusted with peridots to communicate with nature gods.

According to Hawaiian religious beliefs, peridots are said to be the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.

Peridots were seen as a way to help with respiratory ailments, insomnia, and bleeding. At one time, it was also thought to improve memory and ease labor and delivery. For years, peridot beads and talismans were believed to offer protection, as well as promote love, happiness, and wealth.

  • Size 10.5
  • Only one available! 

All rings can be resized upon request. Ring sizing fees typically range from $60-200 depending how much metal must be added to go up in size.

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