Peridot, a gemstone that is pronounced as Pear-ih doe, is a beauty to behold and can make your beloved say a YES!!! While known for thousands of years, this gemstone is popular for its beautiful olive green color, so a peridot engagement ring would be a great choice. It is not that this gem is not available in other colors it is also available in colors like brown, yellow. In this article, you would learn everything about peridot rings and how to choose a peridot engagement ring. Many men choose rings where the period is combined with other gems as peridot and diamond engagement ring or opal and peridot engagement ring.
The birthstone for August, peridot, has a decent hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Also as it is reasonable as compared to emeralds it can be a perfect gift for someone you love. Though it comes at a lower price peridot jewelry has to be handled with care. The reason for this is that it is extremely susceptible to chemical weathering. If not handled carefully this gemstone can change colors or lose its color quite rapidly.
Always bear in mind that gemstone has its jewelry niches. For those looking for a wonderful green gemstone but feel that emerald is too bright or deep green for their needs then the green gemstone is a perfect option. The most popular nowadays is the diamond peridot engagement ring and rose gold peridot engagement ring. These gemstones are commonly referred to as “evening emeralds”.
How Is Peridot Formed?
The mineral source from which peridot is extracted is called Olivine. Olivine mineral usually contains many elements including magnesium, some iron, silica rock or stone, and oxygen. But is it the presence of nickel and chromium that imparts the deep green color of these stones. Peridot is not found in many places and it could because this gem is very susceptible to weathering. High heat, water, and friction can easily destroy a gemstone.
Where Is Peridot Found?
As already mentioned peridot is rare and is found only in select places. St. Johns Island in the Red Sea, Myanmar in Asia and the state of Arizona in the United States are two main sources of this gem. As peridot is a very uncommon gem so it definitely turns heads. It grabs attention in many beautiful colors such as green, olive green, yellow, yellowish-brown and brownish-green. The only thing that everyone who plans for owning this gemstone jewelry is to handle it with extra care as it scratches easily and can lose its color. In fact, it is not as hard as many other gemstones.
Why Men Choose Peridot Engagement Rings?
It can be the best choice if you are looking for a wonderful gemstone that is not as known, but still very attractive. Some people opt for this gem for the symbolism associated with Peridots which relate this gem to love, truth, faithfulness, and loyalty. Not only this there are many other beliefs regarding this gem Egyptian priests drank ‘Soma’ a stimulating beverage from these gem cups as they believed this draws them closer to Isis, the goddess of nature.
As peridot ring glows with light even in the darkness that is why miners used to scout for these gems during the night, marking their location, and returning in the light of day to retrieve them. The ancient belief was that peridot has the power to dissolve enchantments and to drive evil spirits away. People wore it after it had been set in gold as a peridot talisman so that this gem can exert its full powers and dispel the terrors of the night. Powdered peridot was used as a remedy for asthma.