Peridot is a gemstone that has been prized for centuries for its unique and beautiful green color. It is the gem variety of the mineral olivine, which is composed of iron and magnesium.
The iron in peridot is responsible for its lovely yellowish-green hue. Peridot has a long history, and it has been used in jewelry and other decorative objects for thousands of years.
Peridot is relatively rare, but it can be found in a few places around the world, including Arizona, China, and Pakistan.
Peridot is a popular gemstone choice for rings, earrings, and pendants. If you are lucky enough to own a piece of peridot jewelry, you can be confident that you are wearing a truly special and unique gemstone.
What Actually Peridot Mineral?
Peridot is a gemstone-quality mineral that is classified as a silicate. Peridot’s green coloration is derived from the presence of iron within its structure.
The chemical formula for peridot is (Mg, Fe)₂SiO₄, which is similar to the formula for magnesium-rich olivine: Mg₂SiO₄.
Where we Found?
Peridot is found in hosted by rocks that have undergone contact metamorphism or hot spot volcanism.
Peridot has been mined since ancient times, and some examples of Peridot have been found in ancient Egyptian jewelry.
In more recent history, Peridot has been used in art nouveau jewelry and as accent stones in various types of jewelry.
The largest peridot gem on record weighing around 310ct was found in 1910 at Peridot Mesa on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona, US. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August.
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