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Peridot

  • Color: yellowish green, brownish green
  • Hardness: 6.5 - 7
  • Refractive index: 1.64 - 1.69
  • Density: 3.20 - 3.50
  • Chemical composition: (Mg, Fe)[SiO4]
  • Crystal structure: orthorhombic
  • Lustre: vitreous, greasy 
  • Origins: China, Burma, Pakistan, USA, East Africa, South Africa, Brazil, Norway, Egypt.

Prices for peridots (olivine) are highly dependent on the stone's clarity. The best stones have a vivid yellowish-green color.

 

Peridot 1.73 cts. Peridot 3.64 cts.
Peridot 1.73 cts.
Published under permission: Miguel Angel Lopez
Peridot 3.64 cts.
Published under permission: Miguel Angel Lopez

 


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