Sterling silver ring, Ag 925/1000. Genuine 14K yellow gold plated. With genuine, natural gemstone - 7x green peridot. Romantic ring with the FOREVER inscription. Peridot is the birthstone of August and gemstone of Libra zodiac sign. People believe that wearing a jewelry with the peridot protects from evil spells and bewitching. The peridot is suppressing jealousy, regret and anger in spiritual life. At the same time, it can remove stress. It increases self-confidence and ability to succeed without aggressive behavior. Peridot is mentioned since the 2nd century BC in ancient Egypt. Egyptians gave the name "gem of the sun" to peridot, and believed that the wearing peridot will protect them against threats of the nights. The ancient Romans valued peridot for its brilliant shine that does not fade even under artificial light. Peridot is the anniversary gemstone of the 16th wedding anniversary. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone - peridot. Country of origin: Ethiopia. Carat weight: 0.39 ct. Round, faceted cut, diameter 2 mm. Color: Green. Clarity: VS. Luster: Excellent. Hardness: 6.5 - 7.0 Mohs. Specific gravity: 3.27 - 3.48. Refractive index: 1.650 - 1.710. Peridot is a variety of olivine in the jeweler´s quality. Peridot name reportedly comes from the Arabic word "faridat", meaning gem. Oxford English Dictionary, however, as the root of this word, also states the classical Latin "paderot" - a kind of opal. Ring width ca. 3.5 mm.