Did you know that the Peridot is one of the few precious stones that exists in a single color? …
It is also called chrysolite (derived from the Greek word “Goldstone” (gold stone), in mineralogy we call it Olivino because of its color, with a vitreous and oily shine of a very characteristic green color.
The Crusaders brought the peridot to Central Europe where it is found in many medieval churches such as the Cologne Cathedral. In the baroque period, the intense green gemstone experienced another short successful, before being forgotten again.
Napoleon used peridot to assure the Empress Josephine of his eternal love and admiration, which, of course, happened before he annulled their marriage.
Over time, the peridot has been confused with many other precious stones, even with emerald. Many “emeralds” of the royal treasures have turned out to be peridots.
The largest cut peridot was found on Zabargad Island, weighs 319ct and belongs to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
In Russia there are some cut peridots that came out of a meteorite that fell east of Siberia in 1749.
In ancient times it was believed that peridot was a gift from Mother Nature, to celebrate the annual creation of a new world. The national leaders who publicly used peridot were thought in the past to be kind, fair and wise.
In Antiquity, as well as in the Middle Ages, people believed that the cosmos was reflected in precious stones. Peridot is assigned to the planet Saturn. And it is attributed to give the power of force to whoever owns it.
It is a very current gem and its contrast with rose gold make it very appreciated in best ladies jewelry.
Did you know that sapphires are gems that belong to the “Corindón” family and it is the second hardest gemstone after the diamond?
To choose a jewel of Sapphire there are certain qualities that we recommend you take into account, one of the most important factors is the intensity of the color blue, without it becoming dark or inked. Although blue is the most famous color of the Sapphire, but there is a wide range of colors including yellow, pink and green.
Transparency is also important. Ideally, look for stones that are clean eye, that is, without inclusions or cracks visible to the naked eye.
On the other hand, the extremely fine silk in all the stone can increase the value of some sapphires. The famous sapphires of Kashmir have a velvety blue color, thanks to this fine silk. In the star sapphire, for example, silk is necessary for the “star effect” to be possible. However, too much silk weakens the color making it look undesirable grayish.
With respect to the forms and styles of cuts, the most common are: ovals, squares, cushions, rounded, heart cut or emerald. Sapphires in cabochon cut are also common. Used for star stones, the best cabochons are a bit transparent, with smooth domes of good symmetry.
Meaning of the Sapphires
Throughout history, the sapphire has symbolized truth, sincerity and fidelity in relationships, and brings peace, joy and wisdom to the user and the owner.
The most appreciated sites of the Sapphire are found in Asia, Burma, Ceylon and Thailand. Although lately new deposits have been found in Africa.
Sapphires are a good birthday or wedding anniversary gift. The sapphire is the birthstone of those born in September and is a traditional gift of the 45th wedding anniversary.
The Sapphire is a unique gem, eyes and soul are lost watching it. The Sapphire allows us to fly and shine.
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