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    Peridot Gemological Information and caring for your Peridot

    Natural Peridot of 4.00 carats Gemstoneuniverse

    Peridot Gems and Jewellery Should never be cleaned in Ultrasonic Cleaners
     

    Gem Quality Olivine is known worldwide as Peridot.

    Natural Peridot Stone also known as Olivine or zabarjad is the substitute gem of natural emerald /panna and carries the planetary energy of Mercury/ Budh within it. Metaphysical and healing properties of Peridot include helping the wearer, get rid of negative emotions and by regenerating positive life force by helping the endocrine system. Peridot also goes by the euphemism –“emerald of the evening”.

     

    Peridot Gemological Information

    Color Green,  golden green, olivine green ,yellow-green
    Refractive Index 1.654-1.690
    Crystal Structure Orthorhombic
    Durability Fair but sensitive to heat
    Hardness 6.5-7
    Treatments None known
    Note There are many gemstones that look similar to Peridot especially Green Zircon but Peridot can be differentiated by its strong double refraction

     

     

     

    Peridot Care

     

    Ultrasonic cleaning Not Safe
    Steam cleaning Not Safe
    Strong Chemical Agent Not Safe
    Cleaning with warm soapy water Yes, Safe
    Light Sensitivity Stable
    Heat Sensitivity May Fracture

     

    The hardness of Peridot is 6.5-7 on the Moh’s scale of hardness and hence cleaning your Peridot Jewellery in an ultrasonic cleaner is not an option. It may lead to discoloration of the crystal. Strong cleaning agents should also be avoided.

     

    The hardness of Peridot is 6.5-7 on the Moh’s scale of hardness and hence cleaning your Peridot Jewellery in an ultrasonic cleaner is not an option. It may lead to discoloration of the crystal

    The hardness of Peridot is 6.5-7 on the Moh’s scale of hardness and hence cleaning your Peridot Jewellery in an ultrasonic cleaner is not an option. It may lead to discoloration of the crystal

     

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    Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Peridot Gemstone Facts

    Gemstone Natural Peridot
    Weight 4.00 carats
    Treatment None, Untreated
    Origin Burma
    Planetary Energy Mercury, Budh
    Patron Location Orissa/India
    All inclusive Price $ 234.68 / INR 13025
    Comments Featured today is a fine natural Peridot from China of 4 carats set in sterling silver as a Mercury ring. The gem has a vivid olive green color with speckles of gold visible. Highly lustrous and with great clarity, the gem has an appealing scintillating oval cut that makes the play of light brilliant. Eye clean crystal, pleasing color, a solid carat weight and you have a Jyotish Gem par excellence.

     

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