|Dimensions (mm)||8.8 x 7.5 x 5.8mm|
|Weight (carats)||2.68 carats|
Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral olivine. Its chemical composition includes iron and magnesium, and iron is the cause of its attractive yellowish green colors. Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history. In the middle ages, Europeans brought peridot stones back from the Crusades to decorate church plates and robes. Peridot was also known to ancient Hebrews and is listed both as one of the stones used by Aaron and found in the text of the apocalypse (Revelations). Peridot has long been called “an Evening Emerald,” for, under artificial light, the stone glows a brilliant green.
Steamer: Never Heat: Avoid sudden temperature changes.
Chemicals that harm: Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid can damage.
Best; Warm, soapy water and then gently clean with a soft brush. Dry with a soft cloth or air dry.
IF – Internally flawless; free of inclusions
VVS – Very, very slight inclusions; microscopic inclusions barely
seen under a loupe with 10x magnification
VS – Very Slight inclusions; visible inclusions that can be seen under magnification and sometimes also with the unaided eye.
SI – Small inclusions; inclusions that are obvious under magnification and to the unaided eye.
I – Heavy or large inclusions obvious to the naked eye
All gemstones listed here have been cut by myself. I work exclusively with a precision machine when faceting gemstones. This allows extra brilliance and appeals only seen in precision-cut gems. Gemstones are cut at their correct refractive index using digital precision, this facilitates making the correct facet angles allowing the maximum amount of light to enter and reflect back up through the table. This allows optimum brilliance according to each gemstone's individual refractive index. Special care in polishing ensures that the faceted gem is showcased in all its brilliance. The introduction of precision faceting machines has revolutionized the art of gem cutting allowing the gem cutter to unveil the inner beauty of every single gemstone, as it has never been done before. The cut of a gem is one of the main values of a gemstone and each gemstone requires special attention in order to unveil its potential beauty. If you're looking for that extra special stone, I hope you find it here.
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