The Jewelry Insider

May 10, 2010

Found in various shades of green, peridot is most prized in lime hues.

The Romans called peridot “evening emerald” because its green color was said to glow at night.

Buying Peridot

Peridot is readily available in a range of sizes, shapes and color hues. The finest stones are eye clean and have a deep, lime green color. Because inclusions are common, clarity is an extremely important factor when buying peridot. Its relative affordability and lively green color has made it a popular substitute for those who cannot afford emeralds.

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