Peridot Jewelry some tips
by Preeti Sharma
Peridot is actually a transparent stone that is available at large with good amount of clarity. It is interesting that the name topaz may have been applied to Peridot initially because it is found on the Topazos Island in the Red Sea.
Peridot Jewelry Buying Guide
The jewelry made of Peridot gemstone with lustrous green color can lure any
jewelry lover. But before you adorn your fingers with that shining green
ring or lace your neck with a Peridot necklace, it is important for you to
know which Peridot stone has the best quality and features to be a proud
part of your beauty. Here is our Peridot Jewelry Buying Guide to tell you
all that you should know or want to know about Peridot jewelry.
What is Peridot?
Peridot is one of the most beautiful green gemstones. It has a color that is
more or less the epitome of immaculate green grass. The gem variety of the
Peridot stone is Forsterite to Fayalite Olivine series. It is formed at the
time of volcanic eruptions. Peridot is the August birthstone. But its
sparkling color makes it well popular with people born in any month of the
Peridot is actually a transparent stone that is available at large with good
amount of clarity. It is interesting that the name topaz may have been
applied to Peridot initially because it is found on the Topazos Island in
the Red Sea.
Colors of Peridot
Peridot is ideochromatic stone colored by the ferrous iron. It is a basic
fact to the composition of the stone. The best colors of Peridot stone
generally have about 10 to 15 % of iron in them. The ideal color that is
selected quite often for jewelry is rich grass green. It is the lime green
color that is associated with youth, spring, and eternity as per ancient
wisdom. But there are some Peridot stones that have yellowish green or
greenish yellow or brown color. The color of the Peridot stone can range
from yellowish green to dark lime green.
The brown color versions are also found, but are not desirable generally by
the jewelry makers to make jewelry. Usually the dark green color of the
stone labels the gem a Peridot. If the color goes more on the yellow side,
it turns into a Chrysolite.
Lighting of Peridot
Peridot is not dependent on light as the red and blue gems. It is likely to
shine and look good under all lights. Even after the sundown, the color of
the stone does not get darken.
Clarity of Peridot
Peridot has the best quality that it is available with eye clean clarity.
This is the standard form of the stone. The strong 0.036 double refraction
of Peridot can also give stones a little sleepy look. This is most marked
out in 10 carats plus large stones.
Cuts in Peridot
There is no limit to the cuts and shapes applied to Peridot. Even if there
is any limit, it is the imagination of the jewelry designing. As Peridot is
not terribly expensive, the gem cutters can focus on its beauty than its
weight retention. You can better expect good cutting techniques, symmetry
and proportions. Note here that it is important to stay away from the badly
shaped native cut gems. They can be cheap enough to cut with good
Sizes of Peridot
Peridot is regular in sizes ranging from melee to faceted stones of 10
carats and more. There are more than 300 carats fine faceted stones known,
but they are quite rare.
Prices of Peridot
For well-cut gems, Peridot ranges in price from about $50-80 ct. In the 1-2
carat size, it amounts up to as much as $400 - 450 carat for top color of
large and fine gems.
Peridot Buying Tips
The most popular type of Peridot is vivid lime green with no olive tones.
It is better to select Peridot with equally distributed color. It should not
have overtones. The price of the gems increases with the weight of carat. The same rule
follows with Peridot too. The small sizes of well cut Peridot and beads of
Peridot are available in affordable price range. The larger Peridot stones come from Pakistan and China. The Pakistani
Peridot is comparatively high in demand. The American Peridot is mostly three carats or less than that.
The Styles of Peridot Jewelry
The styles of Peridot jewelry depend on nothing but imagination. The
creativity and beauty sense of the jewelry makes decides for the styles of
Peridot jewelry. You can have just everything in the range of Peridot
jewelry-from stunning cuts to whirled beads and dangling necklaces.
Peridot jewelry is quite fashionable these days, owing to its attractive
color and mind-blowing styles. You can get the Peridot jewelry in many
pretty shades of the gemstone-ranging from clear and kiwi green to yellowish
green. The dark shades of the Peridot gemstone jewelry can be blended with
many metals and other stones to make a stunning collection.
The jewelry lovers who want bright colors and flexibility wear Peridot
jewelry. The green gemstones break away the conventions in jewelry styling.
As you team them up with white gold settings or even with yellow gold, it
Peridot can be fashioned to make earrings, bracelets, chains, pendants, cuff
links and rings. It is even sold as it is in different shapes and various
shades of green. Its best part is for ladies as Peridot is believed to slow
down the aging process and to bring healing and vitality to the body.
Beware of Peridot Imitations
Though Peridot is reportedly never synthesized, but you should beware of its
imitations. There can be a number of imitations of the gemstone. This
includes the natural stones such as tourmaline and other imitations such as
glass. Use of green glass is the most common imitation of Peridot. You can
make out the imitation with giving a close look its single refraction.
Peridot Jewelry Care
Measuring on the Mohs measurement, Peridot is between 6.5 and 7. it is
certainly not a weak gem. This is way Peridot doesn't need much protection
and can be used easily in daily wear.
The best way with which you can care for Peridot stone is to clean it with
warm and soapy water. Not here, to avoid the exposure of Peridot from heat,
acid and quick temperature changes. Peridot can have scratches easily.
To preserve Peridot, you must keep it away from the salty water and all
other harsh detergents or chemicals. Keep Peridot away from the spray of
perfume or hair spray. Avoid using any such chemical while you are wearing
Peridot or handling it.
If you follow the tips from our Peridot Jewelry buying guide and use it when
you go off to buy an attractive Peridot jewelry style, you will not face any
problem and will surely end up with a best deal.