You may know about Peridot because it is the birthstone of August. Its clear and charming green color appeals to most people, but check this Q&A guide before buying Peridot jewelry. Maybe it can offer you some elements you need to consider.
Q1: What color is it?
A: The color of this gem ranges from yellow-green, brown-green to rich grass-green. Peridots with the best quality are rich grass-green without any yellow and brown, but they are infrequent. It is often seen in the gemstone weighing more than 10-carat. Its value becomes higher as the size increases. Most of them on the market are yellow-green.
Q2: How is the clarity of the Peridot?
A: Most of the top Peridots have no inclusions and cracks by naked eyes, whether in a specific size or a single large size. But tiny black chromite crystals can be seen under magnification. And another common inclusion in the Peridot is the disk-shaped reflective inclusion, called “lily pads.”
Q3: What about the cut of the Peridot?
A: Cutting is the most critical element for the appearance of a gemstone. According to skilled cutting, Peridots can maximize their charm and be more stunning. They are available in various shapes and cutting styles, including oval, pear, round, marquise shape and emerald-cut, cushion-cut, triangular-cut.
Q4: Has the Peridot been treated to enhance its color?
A: Since it is easy to crack when exposed to heat, heat treatment and irradiation could not be affected or enhanced. Although some of them are treated with wax, colorless oil to even the surface, these treatments are pretty uncommon. So it is a factor that you do not need to consider too much when buying this kind of jewelry.
Q5: Does It cost much?
A: It is cost-friendly, so buying Peridot permits the balance between your budget and high-quality jewelry. The price of it ranges from $50/ct to $450/ct. The more rich grass-green Peridot has, the higher value it has. If you seek Peridot jewelry for daily wear, you’d better consider it under 3 carats. So it is very affordable.
Q6: How to differ it from other imitations?
A: People are often confused about Tourmaline and Peridot, but they are different in density, hue, brilliance, and reflective index. In addition, the common imitation of Peridot is green glass. So, what’s the difference between green glass and Peridot? Firstly, check the inclusion. The inclusion in green glass is a bubble, while it in the Peridot is crystalline inclusion. Then you can check the reflection. The green glass reflects light with iridescence colors, while this gem only reflects the yellow-green spectrum.
Q7: How do I take care this kind jewelry?
A: Try not to wear it to high-temperature places, such as bathrooms or saunas. When using a facial cleanser and shower gel, remember to take it off. The reason why doing things like this is it can prevent water vapor from rusting, especially complicated jewelry. Besides, it should avoid contact with acidic substances. The acid will damage the surface of the gemstone. Attention, when cleaning this gem, it is best to use a soft-bristle brush dipped in soapy water to clean it, and then rinse it off with clean water.
Q8: Where to buy this gemstone ?
A: SHE·SAID·YES!!! Browse through our collection and search for Peridot rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You will also find special sections for Peridot Engagement Rings and Peridot Wedding Rings.