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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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Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry
The Creation of a Magnificent Suite of Peridot Jewelry: From the Himalayas to Fifth Avenue

This peridot article chronicles the creation of a fine suite of peridot jewelry from the mine in the Himalayas to the manufacture of the necklace, bracelet, ring, and earrings.

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Peridot as an Interplanetary Gemstone

The stony-iron meteorites known as pallasites are famed for the areas of yellowish green olivines they contain.

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"Modern" Jewelry: Retro to Abstract

A review of mid-20th century jewelry styles.

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Kilbourne Hole Peridot

This little-known source of gem-quality peridot, located in southwestern New Mexico, produces small but brilliant gems.

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The Gemological Characteristics of Chinese Peridot

Chinese peridot is similar to peridots from other localities.

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A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China

China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.

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San Carlos Peridot

Marketed throughout the world, San Carlos material is often confused with, and sold as, peridot from localities that are better known and documented.

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Zabargad: The Ancient Peridot Island in The Red Sea

Reflecting on his 1980 visit to Zabargad, the author writes on this relatively unknown island and the beautiful peridots for which it has gained fame.

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Raquel Alonso-Perez
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2014 Sinkankas Symposium on Peridot and Green Gems

Peridot and uncommon green gems were the theme of the 12th annual Sinkankas Symposium.

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