Origin of peridot
OTHER WORDS FROM peridotper·i·dot·ic [per-i-dot-ik, -doh-tik], /ˌpɛr ɪˈdɒt ɪk, -ˈdoʊ tɪk/, adjective
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What does peridot mean?
Peridot is a variety of the mineral olivine and is sometimes called precious olivine. It’s considered a semiprecious gem, which is a label applied to a class of gems that have a commercial value that’s less than that of stones labeled precious, such as diamonds.
Example: Since I was born in August, I sometimes get peridot jewelry as a birthday gift.
Where does peridot come from?
The first records of the word peridot come from the 1300s. It comes from the Latin pæderot-. It may also come from the Arabic faridat, which means “gem.”
Peridot is a variety of olivine, a magnesium-rich, rock-forming mineral that occurs in Earth’s upper mantel and in metamorphic rock. Olivine is named for its green coloring (like an olive), which can naturally vary from a yellow-tinted green to deep green. Peridot was prized by the ancient Egyptians.
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How is peridot used in real life?
Peridot is perhaps best known as one of the birthstones for the month of August.
constantly evolving! check out this moldavite and peridot pendant i made for the Kensington Art Fair! It will be available online the week after the fair ends! but customs are always available 🍀🍀 pic.twitter.com/kbtSY9mAqd
— trin 🤎 / HUGE update coming August 10th at 12pm! (@trinswirellc) May 17, 2021
To celebrate over a week of healthy eating, I treated myself… to genuine peridot earrings & a necklace, a new book, refrigerator magnet poetry & some bath bombs 💣 💣💣
— classic criss cross (@raineyhdaze) February 28, 2021
What do you think of these beautiful Peridot Earrings?
These light green Peridot gemstones surrounded by diamonds are show stoppers!
Peridot is the August Birthstone symbolizing strength!
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— Murray Jewelry (@MurrayJewelry) November 7, 2018
Try using peridot!
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Peridot is a variety of the mineral quartz.
How to use peridot in a sentence
The emerald rainstorm contains a bright green mineral of a class called olivine—also known as peridot to us Earth-dwellers.Space Bling: From Diamond Planets to Crystal Oceans to Precious Moon Jewels|Alexa Valiente, Jaewon Kang|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the heart of it lies, like a dewdrop, a pale-green jewel called peridot.Greenwich Village|Anna Alice Chapin
Chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.Shakespeare and Precious Stones|George Frederick Kunz
It is appropriate to call the lighter coloured stones inclining to yellow chrysolite, and the darker green stones peridot.