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Peridot

Found in lava, meteorites, and deep in the earth’s mantle, yellow-green peridot is the extreme gem

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Antique Cushion

This magnificent antique cushion-cut peridot weighs 20.25-cts.

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Double Refraction

Peridot’s strong double refraction causes double images of facets.

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Eye Clean

This peridot also has exceptional clarity.

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Myanmar Gem

This exceptional peridot crystal from Myanmar measures 4.3 cm tall.

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Yellowish-green Hue

This crystal has a medium-toned, highly saturated yellowish-green hue.

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Rare Crystal

Peridot crystals are rare; miners typically find irregular nodules.

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

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

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Vietnamese peridot nodules, rough stones, and faceted samples
Peridot from the Central Highlands of Vietnam: Properties, Origin, and Formation

Analyzes the gemological and geochemical characteristics of peridot from the Gia Lai province alongside specimens from other localities to gain insight into its formation.

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Karyna Sena stands in front of a sapphire mine near Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Designer’s Love of Brazil – and its Gems – Shines in Every Piece She Creates

Karyna Sena, a third-generation gem and jewelry professional, infuses the rich tapestry of Brazil – and her joie de vivre – in each of her designs.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewelry Industry

All jewelry professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewelry manufacturing center and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewelry industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewelry brands.

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Synthetic cubic zirconia imitation of peridot.
Color-Change Synthetic Cubic Zirconia as Peridot Imitation

A greenish yellow material set in a ring as a peridot imitation is identified as synthetic cubic zirconia.

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Special Jewelry Collection Showcases Innovative Designs, Techniques

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

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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 jewelry.

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Large and Unusual Gems

Some unusual gem material featured at the GJX show in Tucson.

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Jeweled Butterflies Welcome Spring

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

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