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Peridot

Peridot Gemstone - August Birthstone - Libra Stone

Mined as long as 3500 years ago, Peridot, is also referred to as Olivine due to its color characteristics of Yellow to Green resembling some tones of the fruit known as Olive. Its’ tones often lend it to a citrus theme in wardrobe considerations.

Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August, and can be used as a wedding anniversary stone to celebrate 16 years of marriage.

Peridot is the Zodiac stone for Libra, and is thought to convey the mythical trait of ‘Purity’.

The Yellow-Green colors in Peridot come from the presence of Iron in its chemical composition.

 

 

In recent years exceptional fine quality Peridot has been reported from Kashmir in the Pakistan/India border areas along with fine deposits in Myanmar.

Important locations from which Peridot is sourced include Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Australia, and the USA. Blossomjewels typically sources its Peridot from China and parts of central Asia.

Peridot is somewhat soft hard with a Mohs’ hardness rating of 6.5/10. This being said it is easy to care for and Blossomjewels tends to include Peridot in settings offering good edge facet protection.

 

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