Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth's mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem.
Yellow-green gem variety of the mineral olivine. Found as nodules in volcanic rock, occasionally as crystals lining veins in mountains of Myanmar and Pakistan, and occasionally inside meteorites.
The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world's museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Today this gem is still prized for its restful yellowish green hues and long history. Large, strongly-colored examples can be spectacular, and attractive smaller gems are available for jewelry at all price points.
Gem variety of the mineral olivine:
found in peridotite rock from
the earth's upper mantle.
Some peridot is ancient: it´s found in pallasite meteorites, remnants of our solar system´s birth.
In 2005, peridot was found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe.
Use this space to save the products you like. To add a product here, simply click the icon.