Peridot the Luxury Green Gemstone
The gemological name of peridot is olivine. This beautiful stone is always green, but it can also contain many gemstones or other minerals. This can be silicon glass, biotite, mica, pyro-garnet, and spinel.
Green gemstone jewelry is very nice and transparent, so any inclusions are easier to see. This is not always a disadvantage as inclusions can sometimes look good and attractive.
Peridot jewelry is in great demand because of its green color. It is available in various shades of green, from light green to stunning apple green. The color comes from the iron in the crystal formation, not from impurities, as in many gemstones.
Due to the variety of vegetables, the stone is confused with other gemstones. These include green apatite, green zircon, green sapphire, and green tourmaline. More intense colors are not as common as lighter stones, making them the most expensive in the Peridot gemstone range.
Rarely, peridot can have the effect of a cat's or a star's eye, but most importantly a beautiful clean stone. Peridot looks great in silver or gold. It's also a great stone to match with other colors.
Color is personal, but most people like to combine peridot with precious stones like tourmaline, spinel, diamonds, or other precious and semi-precious stones. If a woman has green or brown eyes, a peridot necklace will bring out her eye color with a very striking effect.