Exquisite Vintage 14k Peridots & Pearls Circle Brooch - For Sale

Exquisite Vintage 14k Peridots & Pearls Circle Brooch
Price: $583.00
Beautiful vintage marked 14k gold Peridots and Pearls circle brooch. The brooch is set with 10 Peridots and 10 Pearls. The gem quality Peridots combined weight is more than 2 carats. The Pearls are gem quality and color measuring 4mm each. The brooch has a diameter of 1-1/8 inches. It weighs 6 grams. It is in excellent pre-owned condition guaranteed to please the most particular jewelry collector or connoisseur. Peridot Chrysolite. The chrysolite is a very beautiful yellow-green gem which derives its name from two Greek words meaning "golden stone", by which name it is referred to by Pliny. It varies in color, and although exactly the same stone it bears different names; when of a deep bright green it is known as Peridot, and when of an olive green it is called Olivine. It is one of the softest of the hard stones, being easily scratched by quartz. The stones are found in Egypt, Ceylon, and Brazil, and specimens have been found in meterorites and the lava of Vesuvius. The Peridot was much valued by the ancients, the name signifying in Arabic precious stone, and it was at one time considered of more value that the diamond. These were the only gems set in transparent form by the Romans who wore them for protection from enchantment and against melancholy and illusion. Marbodus says they should be set in gold (gold being the metal of the sun) to dispel the vague terrors of the night. During the Middle ages these stones were worn for foresight with regard to future events and for Divine inspiration and eloquence. (Item #73317)

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