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1.3 Carat 3.25MM Peridot ROUND Shaped Hand Cut Gemstone
 

1.3 Carat 3.25MM Peridot ROUND Shaped Hand Cut Gemstone

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The vivid, slightly golden shimmering green of Peridot is the ideal gemstone colour to complement a light summertime outfit. This is no surprise Peridot, after all, is assigned to the summer month of August.

Peridot is an ancient and yet currently very popular gemstone. It is so old that it can be found even in Egyptian jewellery from the early second millennium BC. The stones used in those days came from an occurrence on a little volcanic island in the Red Sea, about 70 km off the Egyptian coast, off Assuan, which was rediscovered only around 1900 and has been completely exploited since. Peridot, however, is also a very modern stone, for only a few years ago Peridot occurrences were discovered in the Cashmere region, and the stones from there show a unique beauty of colour and transparency, so that the image of the stone, which was somewhat dulled over the ages, has received an efficient polishing.

The ancient Romans were already quite fond of the gemstone and coveted the brilliant green sparkle, which does not change either in artificial light. They already named the stone Evening Emerald. Peridot is found in Europe in many medieval churches decorating several treasures, like, for example, in the Cologne Cathedral. In the era of Baroque the deep green gemstone experienced another short flourishing, before it became forgotten.

This has an incredibly, deep, rich green color. The stone measures approximately 3.25mm across, has an approximate carat weight of 1/3 carat and features a hardness rating of 8.5. As a lab created CZ, this stone will provide years of faithful adornment in your collection.
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