Peridot is the gemstone with the mineral composition of Olivene and characterized by the yellowish-green color owing to the presence of iron as the trace element. Earliest evidences of Peridots being used in jewelry are found in Egyptian and Roman civilizations. The Birthstone of August softly glows under the starlight and hence gets the name of Evening Emerald.
Of all the gemstones, peridots are the one that occurs in only one color in nature and that is the unique olive green color.
The August Birthstone is quite versatile when it comes to crafting peridot jewelry. The gemstone is quite versatile and easy to set into almost all kinds of jewelry.
Even if not born in August, people can cherish the strength and vitality that comes to the wearer along with happiness and warmth.
Peridots are characterized by pure green, yellowish green and greenish yellow color. Although, the finest green hue can be hard to find, a vibrant olive green is a favorable choice.
The better and best quality of peridots can be defined by eye-clean inclusions if any. Visible inclusions like dark spots would greatly affect the value of the said peridot.
Almost all styles of standard cuts are fitting for peridots. Also, fancy and designer cuts either by hand or machine are also possible in case of peridots.
As far as smaller size peridots are considered, they remain relatively inexpensive than the larger pieces with increased carat weight. The higher the carat weight gets, the more price it fetches for the peridot.
Peridots were first mined in Egypt and by today, peridots are mined almost in every part of the world like Canary Islands, China, Brazil, Hawaii, Australia, Norway, Pakistan and South Africa.
Peridot ringis quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring make use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the peridot. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.
The most common Peridot Certifications includes from GIA, IGL and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs which describes an peridot in all of its characteristics. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.
On an average the prices per carat for a Peridot of 1 Carat can fall somewhere between $50-$80.