Peridot

Why We Love This Gemstone

 

Extraterrestrial

Peridot crystals are found in meteorites: some rare extraterrestrial crystals are even big enough to facet as cut gemstones.

 

Iron Gem

Most gems are colored by impurities such as iron. Peridot’s color is intrinsically yellow-green. Higher-quality stones have an intense color.

 

Seeing Double

Peridot has extremely high double refraction: when you look closely through the gem, you can see two of each pavilion facet.

Source:https://www.gia.edu/peridot

Leave a reply