Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem
Peridot's color ranges from yellowish green, to greenish yellow. The finest hue is a richly saturated grass green without any hint of brown or yellow.
The best-quality peridot has no eye-visible inclusions, with perhaps a few tiny black spots—actually minute mineral crystals—visible under magnification. Other inclusions common in peridot are reflective, disk-shaped inclusions called “lily pads.”
With skilled cutting maximizing its beautiful body color, peridot can be a stunning gem. It’s available in a wide variety of shapes and cutting styles, including ovals, pears, rounds, emerald cuts, cushion cuts, triangle cuts, and marquise shapes.
Store your Peridot jewelry separately from other pieces to avoid scratching and other damage in its own bag, or box. Avoid high heat, as Peridot is sensitive to rapid changes in temperature. Clean your Peridot jewelry with warm water and mild detergent or soap, gently wipe with a clean, dry, soft cloth. Steam Cleaning is not suggested for Peridot and can damage the stone.