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These mineral specimens weigh approximately one pound or more. Sizes and shapes may very per specimen. Peridot is the modern birthstone for August. It has been mined for at least four thousand years and is called "pitdah" in the Bible. Peridot is perhaps derived from the French word "peritot" which means unclear, probably due to the inclusions and cloudy nature of large stones. It could also be named from the Arabic word "faridat" which means gem. In either case, peridot has been mined as a gemstone for an estimated four thousand years or better, and is mentioned in the Bible under the Hebrew name of pitdah. Peridot gems along with other gems were probably used in the fabled Breastplates of the Jewish High Priest, artifacts that have never been found. Historical legend has it that peridot was the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra. Pliny wrote about the green stone from Zagbargad Island in 1500 B.C. Now, an estimated 80-95% of all world production comes from the Peridot Mesa on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. Peridot is thought to bring success, peace, and good luck.





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