The August birthstone peridot amazes with its green brilliance, standing out in any crowd. If you’re interested in your very own peridot piece, it’s crucial that you care for it. Here’s your quick guide to the August birthstone peridot care and cleaning!

What Is So Special About the August Birthstone  Peridot?

The August birthstone is found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth, making it just that much more special. An olivine mineral, peridot is a yellowish green gemstone that resembles freshly cut grass on a warm summer’s day.

The Egyptians referred to it as the “gem of the sun,” and it continues to be admired and prized for its rich history and vibrant hues. Some believed that the peridot would protect its owner from the terrors of the night, warding off evil spirits. Extremely rare, a peridot piece makes a gift unlike any other for the August babies in your life.

August Birthstone Peridot Care and Cleaning: Your Quick Guide to Long-Lasting Pieces

The peridot is a relatively soft gemstone, ranking at a 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. This makes it best suited for pins, pendants, and earrings. However, with proper care, this special gemstone can last you a lifetime, no matter which jewelry piece it has found home in.

It is not ideal for daily wear due to its soft nature, so it’s best to rotate multiple peridot pieces or save them for special occasions. It can also be damaged by certain acids.

The easiest and best way to care for your peridot piece is by cleaning it with a soft-bristled brush with mild dish soap and warm water and then storing it carefully to protect it when not being worn. With these simple steps, a peridot is surprisingly easy to care for.

Choose Matthew’s Jewelers for Your Peridot Jewelry to Honor Your August-Born Loved Ones!

Matthew’s Jewelers is home to dazzling peridot pieces, both custom and pre-made, so you can wow your  loved ones with this month’s birthday! Or, perhaps it’s a gift to yourself to wow the crowd. No matter your choice, Matthew’s Jewelers is here to assist. Contact us at 954-424-2120, or visit our Plantation store to learn more and view our selection!