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Peridot

\ˈper-ə-ˌdät, -ˌdō(t)\

Peridot

\ˈper-ə-ˌdät, -ˌdō(t)\

Peridot is one of the only gemstones that can be found only in one color: a bright beautiful lime green.

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Birthstone

August

Origin

Peridot can be found in Burma, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and Arizona.

History

Peridot is primarily connected with ancient Egypt; some historians believe that the famous emeralds of Cleopatra were actually peridot gems. Its close resemblance to emerald has proven troublesome throughout history. The ancient Romans nicknamed it "emerald of the evening". Peridot is the birthstone for August and the 15th anniversary gemstone.

Fashion

Peridot jewelry pairs well with neutral colors and black for a bolder, brighter look. Popular as peridot necklaces, the August birthstone is a beautiful option for going out, or staying in! Peridot pairs well with other gemstones, making it a great option for mixed-gemstone jewelry.

Formation

Peridot is formed within the earth under extreme amounts of heat and pressure. The stone is often created by volcanoes.

Cleaning & Care

Jewelry with peridot should be cleaned using warm soapy water and a soft brush. Ultrasonic or steam cleaners should not be used on peridot. Take care when wearing peridot jewelry to protect the stone from hard blows or scratches. Avoid harsh chemicals, extreme heat, and rapid temperature changes.

Treatments

Heat treatments may be used to bring out the bright color of peridot gemstones.

MOH'S Hardness

6.5 - 7.0

Scratch resistance through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.

Specific Gravity

3.2 - 4.3

The relation between the density of any substance and the density of water.

Refractive Index

1.64 - 1.70

The ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to its velocity in a specified medium.

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If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition. Any purchase made with a credit card must be returned to the original credit card. Please read more about our Returns and Exchanges Policy.

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