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Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)

Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)
Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)
Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)
Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)
Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)

Peridot Crystals on Basalt Matrix Mineral Specimen 1.3kg (1)

£44.99
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The Olivine for sale is the item pictured, I've photographed the piece  from several different angles. This beautiful piece weighs 1300g and measures 120 x 80 x 60mm.  Shush-Bemah Mine, Arizona

Peridot was originally called topazion after the island of Topazios (now Zabargad), an important source of the gem in ancient times. Eventually, the gem came to be named topaz. During the eighteenth century, for reasons that are not clear, the name topaz was re-assigned to the stone we call topaz today, and the name peridot was adopted for the stone represented here. Peridot is most prized when it is dark green without yellow or brown undertones. In early times, peridot was associated with the sun and was believed to possess medicinal powers. Peridot was used during the Crusades to adorn religious objects. It became popular in jewelry during the late 1800’s. The peridot nodules in this specimen of basalt from Arizona are fragments of the Earth’s upper mantle carried to the surface by volcanic eruption. Peridot is a gem variety of the mineral forsterite.

The glorious yellow-green Peridot has been under-appreciated for years, overlooked as a lesser gem, small, easily obtained and relatively inexpensive, often considered as simply the birthstone for August. Its popularity has fallen in and out of vogue for centuries. However, a new resurgence is bringing to light what Peridot lovers have always known: this is a truly remarkable stone.
Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.




Peridot was originally called topazion after the island of Topazios (now Zabargad), an important source of the gem in ancient times. Eventually, the gem came to be named topaz. During the eighteenth century, for reasons that are not clear, the name topaz was re-assigned to the stone we call topaz today, and the name peridot was adopted for the stone represented here. Peridot is most prized when it is dark green without yellow or brown undertones. In early times, peridot was associated with the sun and was believed to possess medicinal powers. Peridot was used during the Crusades to adorn religious objects. It became popular in jewelry during the late 1800’s. The peridot nodules in this specimen of basalt from Arizona are fragments of the Earth’s upper mantle carried to the surface by volcanic eruption. Peridot is a gem variety of the mineral forsterite.

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  • GTIN
    3854397707823
  • Brand:
    Green Cross Toad
  • Condition:
    New

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