Peridot and Jade Earrings

£32.00

Crisp peridot and cloudy jade combine to make these beautiful earrings, set in a scroll work heart motif. Measure 29mm not including hook.

SKU: E6930 Category:

Jade

Jade has been used in Chinese jewellery since the Neolithic era. Depending on the colour and purity of the stone, even small pieces can fetch hundreds of thousands at auction. Traditionally Jade was prized for its hardness, durability and beauty. The best examples exhibit translucent colours and are said to have protective qualities. Jade is claimed to be a birthstone of August.

Peridot

Peridot is one of the most sought after green gemstones and is also known as ‘evening emerald’. It is relatively rare and is mined on a small scale in the Brazilian state of Minas Gereis. It is a type of olivine, named for its naturally bright green colour. The rarest Peridot comes from iron-nickel meteorites known as pallasites. Peridot is famous for being the favourite gemstone of Cleopatra.

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