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Peridot Have you ever heard of the birthstone peridot Well if you havent Ill teach you a little bit about it The reason why Im researching peridot is because my birthday is on August 18 so that makes peridot my birthstone Peridot comes in the color olive-green and sometimes comes in a yellowish green It is very pretty and it looks beautiful on a necklace or as a ring When rubbed on a piece of glass peridots streak is white and the luster is glassy Every time I see my birthstone it is shiny and it looks very elegant Peridot was tested on the Mohs hardness scale and its range is from 65 to 70 so it is pretty hard but not as hard as a diamond The chemicals used in a peridot are Mg Fe22 S04 Now where is peridot found Its found in Arizona Hawaii China and in Yellowstone Park Wyoming Peridot is found pretty close to Kentucky but its still a while away Unlike the diamond peridot is only semi-precious and it can still be valued pretty high Peridot was named from its color Its color olive green is referred to peridot Now you have hopefully learned a lot about peridot The history folklore and superstitions about peridot are that it is given as a gift to celebrate a 16th wedding anniversary Peridot was believed to have the power to break evil spells so people would wear peridot on a necklace Peridot was thought to bring the wearer to success peace and good luck Cleopatra loved peridot and wore it all the time Some other powers of peridot are protection health and sleep It is also used to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotion There are many interesting facts about peridot and it is great in many ways
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