Birthstones

Birthstone of the Month – Peridot

Birthstone of the Month – Peridot

Peridot Why We Love This Gemstone   Extraterrestrial Peridot crystals are found in meteorites: some rare extraterrestrial crystals are even big enough to facet as cut gemstones.   Iron Gem Most gems are colored by impurities such as iron. Peridot’s color is intrinsically yellow-green. Higher-quality stones have an intense color.   Seeing Double Peridot has extremely high double refraction: when…

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Birthstones of the Month

Birthstones of the Month

Written by: Robert Borneman, Gemologist GARNET – JANUARY Garnet, a gemstone used in jewelry for thousands of years, enjoyed great popularity during the Victorian Era.  Today, Garnet jewelry is available in every modern style of gemstone jewelry, in addition to many fabulous one of a kind antique and estate jewelry pieces.  Garnet is readily available in all shapes and sizes…

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