Peridot Gemological Information and caring for your Peridot
Peridot Gems and Jewellery Should never be cleaned in Ultrasonic Cleaners
Gem Quality Olivine is known worldwide as Peridot.
Natural Peridot 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|
|Durability||Fair but sensitive to heat|
|Note||There are many gemstones that look similar to Peridot especially Green Zircon but Peridot can be differentiated by its strong double refraction|
|Ultrasonic cleaning||Not Safe|
|Steam cleaning||Not Safe|
|Strong Chemical Agent||Not Safe|
|Cleaning with warm soapy water||Yes, Safe|
|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.
Selected Rings, Pendants and Talismans made available to Gemstoneuniverse.com patrons in January 2013
Gemstoneuniverse.com Table Peridot Gemstone Facts
|Planetary Energy||Mercury, Budh|
|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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