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The Art of Adornment

broachIf “peridot” once meant “bright,” it is a great description for this very cheerful gem. Peridot is a perky lime-yellow color; in tone, it’s the yellow of the summers new grass—full of daffodils and buttercups. Its history dates back to Queen Berenice of Egypt in the 3rd century B.C.E. From the Middle Ages up till the 17th century, all peridot stones in these ancient times were thought to have supernatural powers. Today, in the Victoria and Albert Museum, a Tudor broach consists of three gemstones: a garnet, a sapphire, and a peridot, each offering different protections to the wearer. This beautiful gem is believed to provide protection against negativity evil spirits.


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Jewels for a Bon Vivant Life