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peridot. gemstone. Lariyah hawkins.

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peridot

gemstone

Lariyahhawkins

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Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August & the anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage.Peridot, the volcanic gem, is the best known gem variety of the mineral olivine, a species of magnesium-iron rich silicate minerals. This bright yellow-green to green gemstone has caught the fancy of humans for thousands of years.

  • Some historians even suspect that at least some of the "emeralds" worn by Cleopatra were actually peridot.
  • The Romans called peridot "evening emerald," since its green color did not darken at night but was still visible by lamplight.
  • Peridot later was also often used to decorate medieval churches.
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How hard is the peridot gemstone

On the moh scale the peridot is a 6.5

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What is a peridot worth

It is worth 50-250 depending on how much of peridot is in it.

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An interesting fact

Peridot is a gem that’s made of olive line.