Peridot

also known as Olivine...
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Peridot is a yellowish-green, olive green to deep green gemstone that is a form of the mineral olivine.

The word ‘Peridot’ originates from the Arabic word for gem ‘faridat’. Ancient Egyptians called it the ‘Gem of the Sun’ and mined it thousands of years ago on Zabargad, an island in the Red Sea.

Iron is usually the coloring agent for Peridot, and the gem is often found in basaltic volcanic rocks.

Significant sources of Peridot include Arizona, USA, China, Pakistan and Burma.

Some Peridot is truly ancient – it has been found in Pallasite meteorites which are remnants from the birth of our solar system.

Peridot is one of the birthstones for August and celebrates the 16th Anniversary.

We have more shapes and sizes available in Peridot – please contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for in our online inventory.

Here is a link to GIA’s  Guide to Peridot:

https://www.gia.edu/peridot

click here to see a selection of Peridot for sale

Colors

yellowish-green

olive-green

green

apple-green

Family/Species

Olivine

Properties

RI=1.65-1.69

SG=3.34

Dispersion= 0.020

hardness=6.5-7.0

Highly suitable for use in jewelry

Treatments

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Important information

An affordable and popular green gem;

Peridot is sometimes found in meteorites, known as Pallasite

Birthstone

 August

Anniversary

16th

Cuts

Calibrated up to 6mm

Standard and fancy checkerboard cuts 
and free sizes

Mining locations

USA (Arizona), China, Pakistan,  Burma, Tanzania, and other localities worldwide
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