IF VERY HIGH QUALITY & FREE FROM INCLUSIONS.
VVS HIGH QUALITY WITH VERY SLIGHT INCLUSIONS.
VVS1 HIGH QUALITY WITH SLIGHT INCLUSION.
VS FINE QUALITY WITH INCLUSION SLIGHTLY VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.
VS1 FINE QUALITY WITH INCLUSION VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.
SI GOOD QUALITY WITH INCLUSIONS VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.
SI1 INCLUSIONS BECOMING PROMINENT TO THE EYE.
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General Gemstone Details At one time, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. This gemstone is actually known by three names Peridot, Chrysolith and Olivin, because peridot is the gemstone variety of the olivin mineral. In the gemstone trade it is generally called peridot, a name derived from the Greek word peridona, with a meaning along the lines of giving plenty. Peridot is one of the few gemstones which exist only in one color. Finest traces of iron account for the deep green color with a slight golden hue. Chemically Peridot is just an iron-magnesium-silicate, and the intensity of color depends on the amount of iron contained. The color as such can come in any variation from yellow-green and olive to brownish green. Peridot is not especially hard – it only achieves about 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs´ scale – and yet it is easy to care for and quite robust.
The most beautiful stones come from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Peridot as gemstone does also exist in Myanmar, China, the USA, Africa and Australia. Stones from East Burma, todays Myanmar, show a vivid green with fine silky inclusions. Peridot from the American state of Arizona, where it is quite popular in Native Indian jewelry, often shows a yellowish to golden brown shade.
Scientific Properties Mohs Hardness of 6.5 with a orthorhombic crystal structure. Peridot is gem quality specimens of the mineral olivine. Peridot has an olive or bottle green color that is due to the presence of iron, and a distinctive oily or greasy luster. Sources of peridot include Egypt (St. John's Island), China, Myanmar, Brazil, Norway and the USA as well as Australia and South Africa. The Crusaders brought peridot to Europe in the Middle Ages from St. John's Island in the Red Sea, where it has been mined for over 3,500 years.