Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sources of peridot gemstone

Peridot, also called Chrysolite and Olivine.

The most beautiful stones come from the border area between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

However, the peridot as a gemstone also exists in Myanmar, China, the USA, Africa and Australia.

Stones from East Burma, now known as Myanmar, have a vivid light green and fine inclusions with a silky shine to them. Peridot from Arizona, often used in native Indian jewellery, exhibits golden and browns tones.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

What a great stone! And beautiful pieces too!

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