Transparent, green Peridot Beads make a stunning addition to any beading project. Peridot is a great Chakra stone for Heart and Solar Plexus. Peridot is the August birthstone and is said to increase intuition, reduce stress, and stimulate personal growth.
Dimensions: 2mm x 5mm
Mineralogy: Peridot is the transparent gem-quality Olivine, which ranges in color from yellow-green to olive green. The Olivine group of minerals are a series consisting of chemically combined forsterite and fayalite forming magnesium iron silicate. Peridot has a orthorhombic structure generally found in granular masses and has a hardness of 6-1/2 to 7. Peridot is rarely found in sizes larger than 6mm grains.