Yellowish grass-green to darker olive-green.
Peridot is formed deeper in the earth’s layers than most other gemstones and is disturbed and brought to the surface by volcanoes or earthquakes.
Use in jewelry:
Earrings and pendants keep this softer gemstone out of harm’s way. Take care with rings or bracelets, as peridot can cleave (break along a line in the gem).
6.5-7 (1 softest to 10 hardest)
Mild soap and water, wipe with soft cloth. Ultrasonic and steam cleaning is not recommended.