Peridot (known as Zabarjad/जबरज़ाद in Hindi), a gem-quality magnesium iron silicate, is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color an olive-green.
Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August and of Libra sun sign, and is ruled by Mercury & Venus. Usually, Peridot is used as an astrological substitute for Emerald Gemstone, and it has in-numerable spiritual and healing benefits for its wearer.
Normally, Silver is used for Peridot ring, pendant or bracelet. Gold, Panch dhatu & astha dhatu can also be used for making Peridot rings, pendant or bracelet.
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Throughout history, there have been many legends that state the strong magical power that peridot possesses. Legend says that if the gem is set in gold, it will develop its full potential as a talisman and will have the power to dispel terrors of the night- fears and bad dreams. However, according to Pliny The Elder, the Great Roman authority on such matters, for peridot to work their strongest magic, they must be worn on the right arm.
Peridot gemstone should have minimum visible inclusions and the color should be uniform and pure. An unheated and chemically untreated Natural Peridot Gemstone should be considered for astrological proposal.