by foxinsox » Jun 7, 2018 i have a friend who is looking for a square checkerboard cut grass/yellow green gem the colour of peridot. She would like it to be 10 x 10mm and is looking to set it in a medieval-style closed setting. She’s flexible on price and somewhat on cut but quite set on square, not brilliant per se. She would like to wear this as an everyday ring so is thinking peridot is going to be too soft. Any ideas? I was thinking maybe tsavorite garnet or chrysoberyl or green sapphire could be hard enough? Or would peridot wear ok enough if she’s fine with replacing the centre stone every x many years?