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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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Burmese peridot exhibits fishbone-like inclusion.
“Fishbone” Inclusion in a Burmese Peridot from Mogok

Examination of Burmese peridot with impressive size, color, and clarity reveals a fishbone-shaped inclusion.

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Faceted peridot from the Pyaung-Gaung mine in Mogok
Gemological Characterization of Peridot from Pyaung-Gaung in Mogok, Myanmar

A selection of 74 non-bead cultured and 12 bead cultured pearls grown in cultured pearl sacs and harvested directly from operated mollusks were collected and their internal structures examined using real-time microradiography and X-ray computed microtomography analyses.

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Gem trading at Namak Mandi
Namak Mandi: A Pioneering Gemstone Market in Pakistan

Documents Namak Mandi’s transformation from a salt market to one of Pakistan’s primary gem trading centers, with a look at the commercial activities taking place today.

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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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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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Worker attaching wax forms
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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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