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#8 August – One of The Traditional Birthstones is Peridot
Peridot…the green apple crispness of Peridot is a perfect complement to today’s lively fashion scene. As the popularity of lime green continues to grow, so does the youthful appeal of this citrus-hued gem.
Peridot is treasured by the Hawaiian peoples who believed the gem to be the tears of the Goddess Pele. Peridot was known in the ancient world as well; the Romans named the gem “Evening Emerald” as its brilliant color did not fad in lamplight, but instead seemed to glow in the evening hours. Partly for this reason, Peridot was believed to help dreams become reality and to drive away the evil spirits of the night.
Much of the Peridot available on the market is mined by Native Americans on Arizona’s San Carlos Reservation. These select Peridot are noted as “Arizona” in jewelry settings.
Peridot’s freshness invigorates and delights the senses. Intense and dazzling, its juicy color finds appeal across the generations. Those attracted to the vivid colors enjoy Peridot’s refreshing tartness.
Peridot care: Peridot is rated “ fair” for everyday so wear with care. Avoid exposure to heat and sudden changes in temperature. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean Peridot, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water.
A Unique pair of Peridot, Citrine, and Diamond Floral Design Earrings set in 14k Yellow Gold, with an average weight of 3.0grams…perfect for Gift Giving (or) treating yourself!
Peridot, Citrine, and Diamond Specifications:
2 -.02 Ct - 01.70 MM Full Cut I1 ROUND FACETED GHI GENUINE DIAMOND
6 - 05.00x03.00 MM AA Faceted PEAR SHAPE FACETED AA GENUINE CITRINE
6 - 05.00x03.00 MM AA Faceted PEAR SHAPE FACETED AA GENUINE PERIDOT