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Parking Lot Find !/Tiny 2 Gram 10K White Gold "Peridot & Diamond" Promise Ring/ Circa 20-21st Century

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    Posted 4 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    My Dad always goes out daily to do his shopping despite his RA and not being able to walk without his canes. I noticed this ring and a shiny penny next to his hat and car keys on the counter. I asked him ..." Hey Dad where did this come from ??" "Oh I found them in the parking lot at Marc's" he replied. He seemed more impressed to have found the shiny new penny ! I picked up the ring and looked inside the band..it was marked 10K. The oval center stone was pale green with three tiny clear stones in a triangle pattern on each side. There didn't seem to be any damage to the stones but the band had some scratches and nicks. Can't imagine it being stepped on or worse run over by a car and still not have been destroyed. I found out the center stone is a 1/2 carat Peridot with six tiny 0.03 carat Diamonds. Three on each side. Total weight 2 grams. It's very petite (barely fit's my little finger) either an engagement or promise ring judging from my online research. So it's worth maybe around a hundred dollars from the prices I've seen online, but I'll have to take it to the jeweler's to find out for sure. Sorry that someone lost this but....Great find Dad ! -Mike-

    Peridot Facts, Information and Description
    Courtesy of www.bernardine.com (Fine Art Jewelry)

    Peridot is the official birthstone for the month of August as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the stone for the Zodiac sign of Libra. Peridot may be given as a gem on the 16th wedding anniversary.
    For as long as I can remember I have pronounced this gem as "pear-a-doe" and until recently believed this was correct. Someone took the time to write informing me that the correct pronunciation is actually per'i-dot so I have amended this page to hopefully educate others as well. However, it seems that pear-a-doe may have come into common usage as I found two dictionaries that offer both pronunciations.
    Peridot is the gem variety of olivine and ranges between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
    Gem quality peridot comes from Arizona, Burma, Norway, islands in the Red Sea, Hawaii and is sometimes found in meteorites. It's been mined as a gemstone for thousands of years, and is mentioned in the Bible under the name of Chrysolite. Legend says that peridot was one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra and that some of the "emeralds" worn by her were actually peridot.

    Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:

    It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace, and success,. Its powers include health, protection, and sleep. The advantages of peridot are to attract love and calm anger while also soothing nerves and dispelling negative emotions.

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    Comments

    1. martika martika, 4 years ago
      Pretty little thing!!! :)
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Martika for the "love" and nice comment :)
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks to you as well Roy. :)
    4. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Looks like a ring a young girl might buy herself to wear . Peridot is a nice colored stone . Dad may need canes but he has good eyes !! Nice find
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Mike: You might be able to find the owner by posting a flyer at Marc's and saying you found a ring on such-and-such a date and to please describe. You never know, it might mean a lot to someone. :-)))))
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Mani...well he has one good eye the other he lost to glaucoma plus he just had cataract surgery on the good eye about two months ago ! The doctor told him with his new glasses he'll have half of 20/20 vision...lol :)
    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie I thought about that. I'll have to check with the store and see if anyone has asked about it too. Chances are they may not even be missing it yet if it was off their hand. So many circumstances in which you could lose such a little ring.
    8. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      It is gorgeous, love Peridot!!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Thrift store find... Salvation Army find... Goodwill find, but I've never heard of parking lot find! LOL Lucky you Mike :-)
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      lol...Thanks Rick...as kids we would always get up early on Saturday morning to go under the bleachers after the Friday night high school football games before the cleaning crew came in. You could find most anything under them especially money. I found a twenty one time ! Then some sore losers turfed the field with their car so they started locking the gates right after the games and you couldn't get onto the field anymore. Great find there too for a while. :)

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