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Tiny peridot in 14 kt gold earring stud posts

$65.00Price

These earring stud posts are delicate and cheerful! The apple green peridot is eye catching and contrasts strongly with the 14 kt gold earring stud posts. Wear them for a party or all the time! This is the perfect gift for an August birthday.

 

Did you know that the gemstone peridot is always the same color? It is always a gorgeous light lime green! It is commonly found in the volcanic rock basalt as the mineral olivine. When I was working on my thesis, I had to collect a lot of samples of basalt (65 to be exact!) for geochemical analysis. I spent ridiculous amounts of time pounding on rocks with a large hammer (and trying not to squish fingers, toes or the dog) looking for the perfect color olivine to take home as a sample! It was surprisingly difficult…

 

Peridot is the birthstone for August and the Zodiac stone for Libra. Its beautiful green color comes from iron and magnesium in the gem. These peridot are round, 3 mm in diameter, and set in 14 kt gold ear studs.

 

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I have matching peridot in sterling silver!

 

I have free domestic shipping with tracking and insurance. If you would like something special (like signature requirements) let me know and I will give you an estimate!

 

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