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Peridot Jewelry

When you think of green gemstones, you most likely think of emeralds. But there is another gorgeous green gemstone that also deserves recognition. Peridot is an ancient gemstone that dates all the way back to the pharaohs in Egypt. Similar to emerald, peridot occurs in a brilliant green color. Although, peridot is a much lighter green than emerald and is available in a few different shades. The intensity of color depends on the amount of iron present in a peridot’s chemical structure—the more iron present, the deeper green it will appear. From brown-green to yellowish-green to pure green, peridot jewelry is an excellent choice when looking to add a unique pop of color to your jewelry box.

Peridot Meaning

Peridot is the birthstone for August, and is sometimes referred to as chrysolite, evening emerald, or olivine. For those that believe in the mystical powers of gemstones, peridot jewelry can have numerous benefits. Peridot is a wonderful stone to help someone dealing with depression. Peridot jewelry has the power to soothe its wearer, and counter the effects of negative emotions. It fosters emotional balance, security, and inner peace. If you have a friend or loved one who is experiencing a difficult time, beautiful peridot jewelry might be a much appreciated and beneficial gift.

While peridot is a gorgeous and popular gemstone selection for all kinds of jewelry, it is not the most durable. Peridot is ranked 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, meaning it is a fairly fragile gemstone. It is more prone to scratches than most other gemstones and can easily chip if banged or bumped against a hard surface. It is best for peridot to be set in a bezel setting to ensure its safety while being worn, especially if set in a ring. If you properly care for your peridot jewelry, you’ll have a gorgeous gemstone to cherish for a lifetime.
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