Interesting Facts about Peridots Gemstone | Green Peridot Stone
Learn about Green Peridot Stone
Green Peridot is a beautiful Gemstone. Peridot is a August Birthstone. It is a trade name of parrot green or yellowish green to vivid green gem variety of olivine (a forsterite-rich solid solution of the forsterite-fayalite isomorphic series).
What is Green Peridot Stone?
The word " Peridot" is derived from the Middle English peridot. Peridot stones are one of the few gems that come in only one color which is "olive-green ". The depth and intensity of the green color depending on the total amount of iron present in the crystal structure. Due to the percentage of trace elements in the gem, the color can vary from yellow to olive, to brownish-green or emerald green in one crystal of peridot or in a single gemstone. Peridots are the main constituent of igneous rocks. Gem content can be guessed by mining from concentrations in basalts and ultrabasic rocks.
Characteristics of Natural Peridot Gemstone
Discovery of Peridot Stones
Peridot was first discovered in Zabargad island of Eygpt 1500 BC. It was Zabargad or Topazios ( St. John's) in ca. Where fine quality was produced. Other countries which are known for producing vivid green Peridots are Myanmar and San Carlos, Arizona USA. These regions became popular for it's productions.
Peridots; Gemstones in Pakistan
Recently, Peridot stones from Pakistan are getting international space. Pakistan is producing the most beautiful vivid green Peridots from Supat mine, Kohistan and Mansehra cities and Valleys. The colour peridot Gemstones in Pakistan is absolutely stunning and vivid. It is nearby Emerald Gemstone colour. The quality Pakistan Gemstone, Peridot is absolutely great.
Other countries producing Peridots are Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Tanzania, China, Vietnam, Brazil, Norway (Söndmöre) and Italy, ...and meteorites, like the famous olivine-bearing pallasite from Esquel, Argentina.
Larges stones may look fuzzy due to the doubling caused by the relatively high birefringence (0.036) and diagnostic lily pads inclusions (flat disk-like healing planes) may be observed under magnification.
The above peridot necklace is having beautiful Peridots and diamonds In the photos ca. 1870 © Christie's; Devant corsage and earrings, reportedly from the so-called Habsburg Peridot Parure, ca. circa 1825, Austrian (probably by Kochert) © Christie’s; The "Green Anaconda" ring featuring a large 47.66 ct carved peridot by Cartier