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Alexandrite is amongst the rarest gems in the world.

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Peridot is also used in a variety of jewelry such as rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendants. It is a popular choice for those who like green gems and is relatively affordable compared to other precious gemstones. Peridot is a gemstone that is a variety of the mineral olivine. It is typically a yellow-green color, but can also be found in shades of green, brown, and yellow. The intensity of the green color depends on the iron content of the mineral. The most sought-after peridot is a rich, lime-green color. 

Peridot is a relatively hard gemstone, with a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale. It is also relatively durable and resistant to chipping and scratches.


Birthstone of August

Peridot is the birthstone for August, and it is said to bring good luck, success and prosperity to those who wear it. Peridot is an ancient gemstone that has been valued for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians called it the "gem of the sun" and believed it had healing powers. The Romans also treasured peridot and used it to adorn their jewelry and regalia.



The value of peridot can vary depending on factors such as the size and quality of the stone, and whether it is natural or lab-created. In general, larger, clearer, and more intense green peridot stones are more valuable. 

Peridot is a relatively affordable gemstone and is often used in less expensive jewelry. However, high-quality, large peridot can be quite valuable, with prices comparable to those of other precious gemstones.

Peridot is also valued for its durability and resistance to heat and chemicals, making it a popular choice for jewelry.

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