Peridot

Late 15th Century Crusaders brought this lustrous lime green gem back from Egypt where it was believed that it could ward off demons. So invite some peace, luck and success into your life with this enchanting gem. The iron properties in the stone create luminous shades of green from light to deep. To preserve the beauty of peridot, it should be treated with special care and attention. Store separately from other jewellery and clean with a soft cloth when needed.

Birthstone: August
Moh hardness: 6.5 (1 softest to 10 hardest)

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Peridot care

Peridot is a reasonably durable gemstone however it will need care and attention to keep it looking its best, it should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching to and from other jewellery. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause the dulling of the stone. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine could cause erosion of Peridot. To clean peridot rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth.