AUGUST BIRTHSTONE: PERIDOT
This gorgeous green gem is a variety of the olivine mineral. The history of peridot dates back to the days of Ancient Egypt. It is believed that its name was derived from the Arabic word "faridat" which is a general name for gems. Peridot is a great gift for your loved ones who were born in August. In this post, we have compiled the frequently asked questions about peridots.
Are peridots available in different colors?
Peridots is an idiochromatic gem, meaning that its color comes from its basic chemical construction. For this reason being, peridots are only found in green. Peridots with darker green hues are regarded to be the most valuable.
Are peridots durable?
Peridots have a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. While they are not very brittle, they should be worn with care. You should make sure that you store your peridot jewelry in a jewelry box, away from harder substances which may scratch the gem. Peridot jewelry should be taken off before engaging in physical activities. You should wear your peridot jewelry after applying skincare products and perfumes.
How can I clean my peridot jewelry?
For daily cleaning, you may clean your peridot jewelry with a soft damp cloth. You may also use lukewarm water and a mild detergent solution to clean your peridot jewelry once a month. Avoid cleaning your peridots with bleach and boiling water.
Which metals best suit peridot?
Lighter and more neutral colors such as white gold, silver, and platinum will emphasize your peridot. Peridot on yellow gold creates a more classic and vintage look. Peridot on rose gold is on the rise among younger couples. Make sure to experiment with different metal to find the one which best suits you.