Peridot has been credited with many magical powers and healing properties. Today, peridot is one of the most popular gemstones, prized for its fresh green color. Peridot is the birthstone for August and the suggested gift for the sixteenth wedding anniversary. Peridots are mined in Arizona, Burma, Norway, Pakistan, among others. Peridot rates 6 1/2 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.Enhancements: Cutting is the most basic enhancement method necessary to display the beauty of a gemstone. Peridots are not known to have any other method of enhancement. Peridot Care: Do not use an ultrasonic cleaner on your peridot jewelry. Avoid sudden temperature changes, steaming and contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals. Clean only with a damp cloth or soft brush with room temperature water.
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