When you are shopping for peridot earrings, the most important value factor to consider is the quality of the peridot. The more vivid and bright the lime hue, the more valuable the peridot. Cut is even more important than clarity, since a well-cut peridot will dance with light.
Gemvara's peridot is a bright spring green without the olive tones that can dampen this gem's sweet color. Because all Gemvara earrings are made to order, we can hand-select fine-quality peridot to perfectly suit your design.
Peridot is among the greenest of gems in another way too: most peridot is mined, often by hand, by Native Americans on the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona.
What is the meaning of peridot in the language of gems? Peridot symbolizes grace under pressure. It forms in volcanoes and has even been found in meteorites, surviving the fiery plunge from space. Peridot is treasured in Hawaii as the goddess Pele's tears.
Peridot is the August birthstone, the zodiac stone for Leo, and the 16th anniversary gem.
Peridot earrings are most often crafted in sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Because your peridot jewelry will catch the eye, you will want to match the color of peridot earrings to a peridot necklace or peridot ring.
With a hardness of 6.5, peridot is harder than metal but softer than many other gems. Store peridot earrings with care to avoid scratches. Because peridot is sensitive to rapid changes in temperature, never have it steam cleaned and avoid ultrasonic cleaners. Clean peridot earrings with mild dish soap: use a soft brush behind the stone where dust can collect.
Gemvara's fine quality peridot earrings are designed to be passed down for generations to come, crafted by hand in the United States.
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