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Peridot History and Lore

Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun”.

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Peridot Description

Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral olivine. Its chemical composition includes iron and magnesium, and iron is the cause of its attractive yellowish green colours.

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Peridot Quality Factors

Learn about the factors that make peridot so desirable.

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A large red-orange crystal of wulfenite is nestled in the arms of matrix.
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Arizona Road Trips: Wild West Gem and Mineral Localities

Arizona’s scenic desert and mountain landscape is the perfect backdrop for a modern Wild West road trip in search of gem and mineral treasures.

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The Glory of Green Gems

Green gemstones, which can uplift and heal our spirits, have been popular gem choices ever since we began to adorn ourselves with jewellery.

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Multi-colored gems are superimposed on an image of glacier peaks.
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Gems and Minerals from the Sub-Arctic

Circumnavigate the boreal reaches of the globe to explore gems from polar regions.

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Spinel suites in a range of hues.
Fine Gems and Update from Myanmar

A look at top-quality gems and insight into a delegation’s visit to gem mines in Myanmar.

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Special Jewellery Collection Showcases Innovative Designs and Techniques

The GIA Museum showcases contemporary jewellery pieces donated by the American Jewelry Design Council.

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Jewelled Butterflies Welcome Spring

The butterfly has enchanted jewellery designers for centuries because of its breath-taking beauty. There’s also another reason why this “flying flower” has transfixed the imagination. The butterfly is a universal symbol of transformation.

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Jessie brooch by Paula Crevoshay.
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Exhibition Review: Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel

A review of Illuminations, from Earth to Jewel, at the Museum of Mineralogy at the ParisTech School of Mines in France.

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