Peridot – Green with Envy

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Peridot is a unique and beautiful gemstone designated as the birthstone for the month of August. It is said to possess healing properties providing protection against nightmares, and magical powers which bring power, influence and a wonderful year to the wearer. What more could you want in a birthstone!

Where is peridot found?

Peridot has been mined for over 3,500 years, and actually was the most popular gemstone during the Baroque Era (circa 1600-1725). Today the majority of peridot is mined in Arizona, but other significant sources include China, Myanmar and Pakistan.

Fine peridot captures the brightest and prettiest colors of summer, from lime to olive greens, and it is one of the few colored gemstones that are not routinely enhanced (treated). Peridot is also well suited for jewelry wear, with a respectable hardness of 6 ½ to 7 on the Mohs scale.
It is best to clean peridot jewelry with warm soapy water, and always avoid any sudden temperature changes.

See some of the pretty peridot pieces available...

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