Tips for Choosing a Gemstone Engagement Ring
Tip #6- Green with Envy: Peridot is more of an apple green, a bright and lively stone. Peridot is relatively inexpensive and is easily found in sizes up to 5 carats. Peridot rings are just a pleasure to wear. The color is vibrant and in a certain sense, cheerful. Green amethyst can be considered more of a neutral since it has a very soft celadon green color. Since green amethyst is readily available in sizes from 1 carat to 20 carats, they are many ring options available. Green amethysts are very inexpensive and you can really get a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak, with green amethyst. A green tourmaline engagement ring might be one you would choose to match her eye color. Green tourmaline can be a forest green or olive green, generally saturated in color. We have a small, carefully chosen selection of green tourmaline engagement rings. Many of the styles even have matching bands. Seafoam tourmaline is one of our favorites at MyJewelrySource because it has a wonderful unique combination of turquoise, mint, and apple green all in one incredible stone.Peridot: Are peridots the divine tears wept by Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano? Or the powerful talismans against evil of ancient Egyptian lore? 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.