The birthstone of lucky people born in the month of August, Peridot is an olive green gemstone with golden luster. Peridot is also the anniversary stone of lucky people who are celebrating their 16 years of wedding. Accepted by the American National Association of jewelers in 1912, Peridot jewelry looks highly elegant. Peridot rings are often presented to lovers as it is believed to have some magical powers with which it can make any relationship go smooth. Peridot jewelry is sometimes mistaken as Emerald because of the similar color, but Peridot jewelry is definitely different. Because of the strong associations of Peridot jewelry with Sun, it is also called "Gem of the Sun."
The incredible shine and awe-inspiring color, Peridot is one of the most desired gemstone which makes amazing jewelry. Peridot rings, Peridot earrings and Peridot pendants are well accepted by jewelry lovers. Having Peridot jewelry in your jewelry box is a must, because it is one of the most beautiful gemstone. Peridot jewelry is also liked because it looks very elegant and expensive but actually it is affordable. If you donít have Peridot jewelry you should buy it. To make the best deal you must know the facts related to Peridot, how to purchase the right Peridot Jewelry and how to take care of it.
As we already know, Peridot looks like Emeralds but is really inexpensive. Peridot comes from mineral olivine. On Mohs scale, Peridot ranges from a 6.5 to 7. The green color of Peridot is because of the presence of 10% to 15% iron in it. The color of Peridot has many different shades ranging from grass green to olive green and even some dark hues of brownish green. While all the gemstones are found in the earthís crust only Diamond and Peridot are present in the mantle. Most commonly found with a size of 3 carats, sometimes, Peridot also comes in 10 to 15 carats. Peridot jewelry, especially handmade jewelry looks captivating and sophisticated.
Peridot jewelry especially Peridot earrings and rings look beautiful but one needs to take special care of their beautiful Peridot jewelry. Peridot is no doubts harder than most of the metal but it is softer as compared to most of the gemstones. Peridot jewelry is sensitive to extreme temperatures. So the owner should always keep their Peridot jewelry away from high temperatures. One must store their Peridot rings, Peridot earrings and Peridot pendants safe and away from heat. One must wrap the Peridot jewelry in cotton to avoid scratches and while wearing Peridot rings, make sure not to blow on hard surface, it can cause scratches. While cleaning your Peridot jewelry you should use warm water and a mild soap or gemstone cleaner only. For polishing Peridot, you can use vinegar it will give shine to the stone. Soft brush can be used to wipe off the dirt or dust accumulated on your Peridot stone. Never expose your Peridot jewelry to chemicals or cleaning solvents because it can harm the color and luster of Peridot.