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On The Jeweler's Bench. Peridot.     Date added: 08/07/2017
 

Gemstones. Peridot is the birthstone for August.

Peridot is the gem variety of Olivine. Olivine is a very abundant mineral, but gem quality Peridot is rare. Peridot is a precious gemstone. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green.

The intensity and hue of the green depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure. The color of individual peridot gemstones can vary from yellow green to olive green to brownish green. The most valued color is a dark olive green.

Peridot and Diamonds are the only two gemstones that are formed in the Earth’s mantle. All other gemstones are formed in the Earth’s crust. Peridot is the only gemstone ever found in meteorites.

 

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