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How I Curated Chateau Peridot

My first fascination with rocks cane from my aunt Sharon who was a geologist for the US government. She would take me all around in search of plowed fields and riverbeds looking for arrowheads and quartz. Then I discovered a meteorite and the fascination in my young mind was unleashed.   I have always collected … Continue reading How I Curated Chateau Peridot


Shopping for peridot is a lot more complicated than one might think. First, you need to know that color, clarity, cut, size and origin effect the value of the gem you are buying. The finest peridot comes from Burma, Pakistan and Arizona and each have unique attributes.   If you want vivid, deep green peridot … Continue reading Peridot

How To Buy and Mount Loose Gems.

Buying loose gems is a crap shoot. TV gem sellers promote them like used cars jacking the price up and then lowering it to make you think you are getting a good deal, but are you? Why in the world would they claim a gem is 25,000.00 a carat and then magically sell it to … Continue reading How To Buy and Mount Loose Gems.
Chateau Peridot

Chateau Peridot

Chateau Peridot is More Than a Name. It Is Our Home Our French Second Empire home has been lovingly restored. Built in 1875, it was wedding gift...