Peridot gemology

The peridot also called “chrysolite” comes from the Greek “stone of gold”, a term which formerly designated various gems of similar color, but the real meaning of the word “peridot” from the Greek is uncertain.
It was the Crusaders who brought peridot to Central Europe.
Very used in the Middle Ages to enhance ornaments of religious worship, it was later the most appreciated stone of the Baroque period in the 16th century and then continued to be worked in jewelry in the Victorian era and later in Art Nouveau jewelry. .
The term “olivine”, recalling the olive green color of peridot, is used in gemology and mineralogy.
In gemology and mineralogy, we find intermediate natural minerals with a composition comparable to that of “peridot” such as magnesian forsterite, ferrous fayalite and manganous tephroite.
The more or less strong green tone of peridot, nicknamed “crusader emerald”, depends on the amount of iron contained in the structure of the crystal.

Fine stone peridot

Fine stone peridot is preferably cut in emerald cut, sometimes also in brilliant cut, shimmering peridot and starry peridot are rarities.
The historically oldest deposit is in the Red Sea, on the volcanic island of Zebirget in Egypt, now called Zabargad or Saint John Island, former Topazos Island, but currently this deposit is no longer exploited.
Beautiful peridots come from serpentine quarries in northern Myanmar.
Peridot deposits come from South Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, United States, Myanmar, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, but also in Norway, north of Bergen.
The color of fine stone peridot is yellowish green, olive green, hence the name olivine.
This fine stone photographed may have a doubling effect of the edges which is a particularity of the gem.
In lithotherapy, peridot would bring self-confidence, reduce stress and leave room for a steely mind devoid of any guilt inherited from the past.
The liveliness and deep green color of fine stone peridot make it a popular stone in jewelry and jewelry.