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Peridot and Diamond Ring

Saturday, July 27th 2013. | Diamond, Diamond Ring

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Many people like to combine other precious gemstones with their diamond ring and those precious gemstones usually are sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. If you want to have diamond and other precious gemstone in your ring, how about the lime green extraterrestrial peridot? Indeed, it is not the most popular gemstone but it has several unique and enchanting features which can be good to combine with the beauty of diamond. In Greek, peridot means ‘to give richness’ and it is adored by the ancient Romans and Egyptians. After the discovery of Kashmir mine in 1994, peridot becomes popular and can be found in popular setting such as peridot and diamond ring. Peridot and Diamond Ring

Peridot and Diamond Ring

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Peridot is an iron magnesium silicate and one of the gemstones which only occurs in one colour: green. The intensity and deepness of the colour, however, can be vary depends on how much iron is contained in the stone. Unlike other gemstones whose colour is from minor impurities, the colour of peridot is the part of the natural composition of the mineral. The colour of peridot can range from have a gold-tinged hue to a brown-tinged hue. The shades can be pale green, lime, or olive green. Some peridots contain rutiles, which are tiny inclusions, giving the stone a silky shine. A cat’s eye effect or a star effect can be found in a peridot, bust such condition is very rare so that the one with it is very expensive. Peridot and Diamond Ring

The colour of the peridot does not change in artificial light or fade over time whenever it is exposed to sunlight. This stability of the colour is the reason why peridots do not get heat treatment to enhance its colour like other gemstones. The treatment for peridot is only being coated with colourless oils, wax, and with either natural or synthetic resins to fill in surface fractures, even though this treatment is uncommon. However, peridot has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, so that it is a softer gemstone which can weather easily and be shattered easily. If you want to have this gemstone along as one of your jewellery collection, make sure that the peridot is the main stone. It will be nice to have a peridot as the centre stone and a halo of smaller diamonds, or a bigger peridot in the centre of solitaire ring with diamond accents, or a peridot between two diamonds with same size to make it three stone ring, or other designs and settings available you want to have. Anyway, make sure the peridot is the centre stone and wear it only in special occasions and not every day. Peridot and Diamond Ring

Peridot and Diamond Ring

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When you want to clean your peridot and diamond ring, you can use warm soapy water. But if the peridot is coated with wax or oil, then don’t. It is also important to avoid an ultrasonic cleaner to shine up the peridot since peridot is sensitive to rapid changes in temperature. When you want to store your peridot and diamond ring, make sure to give it a place where it will not get scratch or bump into other harder gemstone.  Peridot and Diamond Ring

Peridot and Diamond Ring

Peridot and Diamond Ring
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