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Peridot as the healing stone. . .
This beautiful stone is said to have many different powers. It is supposed to increase strength and physical energy, as well as reduce nerves and upset feelings. Peridot is also said to relieve anger and rage. Physically, the stone was said to help the liver and adrenaline glands, lungs, sinuses, and protect against injury. Mythically, the stone was believed to make dreams come true if it was worn to bed.

The brilliant green peridot is designated to the summer month of August. This radiant green stone is the perfect stone for the end of summer months. The peridot is a great accessory for a summer outfit and is also pleasantly worn in the beginning of the fall. The peridot is generally worn during the day. However, it could simply brighten up any evening attire.

Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August or the color of the zodiac sign, Leo. The gemstone makes a perfect gift for anyone born later in the summer. In addition, peridot is the anniversary jewel for the 16th year of marriage.

Most of the first peridots came from countries abroad including China and Brazil. However, today the majority of peridots come from Arizona in the USA. The peridot tends to be a little more fragile than most fancy stones. It ranks a 6.5-7.0 on the Mohs’ scale. The tensions inside the stone are more far apart than in the typical gem, making it a little more delicate. Nevertheless, the peridot is very easy to care for and its brilliance is easy to maintain. The peridot is generally cut in facets including an ovular, round, or octagonal shape. The peridot is one of the only gemstones that only comes in a greenish tint. It is the amount of iron in the stone that accounts for this color. The more iron, the more green the peridot tends to be.

Peridot is an easy stone to maintain.
This gemstone is quite durable, however we recommend keeping your peridot away from any chemicals such as hairspray and even saltwater. We suggest cleaning your peridot with a delicate jewelry cleanser. For best results click here   for more information about our Connoisseur jewelry cleaning products.

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