October, 2017

More about… peridot

When the mineral olivine is of gemstone quality it is called peridot. This exquisite stone has been mined for thousands of years.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that only come in one colour: bottle or olive green. Of course, the intensity and tint of the colour can vary based in the quantity of iron in the stone. Peridot can be found in meteriorites, and as far as we know, peridot is the only gemstone that exists in space. Peridot also exists in volcanic rock. Crusaders brought ...