Do Emeralds and Peridots Look Good Together?
Although emeralds and peridots are both green gems, differences in shade might make it hard to pair them in jewelry. Learn how to look for the right match.
Answer: Emeralds and peridots can coexist, if you carefully compare their colors side-by-side before purchasing.
Emeralds and Peridots Show Different Shades of Green
Congratulations, Pamela! The most important rule for choosing engagement ring gemstones is they should please you. However, keep in mind that peridot and emerald are different shades of green. Emeralds are medium to dark green. Peridots are light green. Finding two pieces that will complement each other might be difficult.
Tips for Comparing Emerald and Peridot Colors
Since peridots are relatively inexpensive compared to emeralds, get a few pieces to carry with you while you shop for an emerald. Make sure you compare the stones side-by-side. Don't try to do this based on online pics. Subtle differences in shade can make a considerable difference in the way they look together.
Donald Clark, CSM IMG
International Gem Society
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