A heavenly gem! You can find the period not only between volcanic rock but also in meteorites. The peridot is one of the few gems that only occurs in a single color, because iron giving color and chemical formula, is a solid fragment. The Green however can vary from a very strong vibrant green to a delicate Pastellgrun. It is also in olive green or yellow-green. The iron content was determined the green tone of the Peridots. This applies, as it contains more iron, the darker the stone. In Egypt, funded Peridote 3500 years ago and probably came to Europe with the first Crusaders.
Especially Church men decorated happy with this stone jewelry. But the peridot is found also in old crown jewels of from different European countries. Like, the particularly bright stones, were then backed by silver or gold foil for a forceful green. Today, it has rediscovered this ancient gem. Worldwide, it is increasingly popular. Only a few years ago discovered new Occurrence in the Kashmir region made this possible.
In the 1990s has made a sensational discovery in Pakistan. 4000 meters altitude, degradable only during the summer months for climatic reasons, discovered unusually large stones, with a beautiful green and a great transparency. The image of the Peridots beefed this stones back on. Today he is considered to be the very modern gemstone. The special is that, even in artificial light, the Peridot his Green does not change. The Peridot, the stone of hope, is the stone of the summer month of August. Not only because he fits so well into the summer the shimmering Green is the perfect complement to the mild summer wardrobe and is dark-haired, redheads and blondes equally well. By the way, one finds the Peridot crystals in the cavities of volcanic rock. The largest cut Peridot weighs 310 carat. You can see, him in Washington at the Smithsonian Museum. But there are also stones, which come from outer space. 1909 found in meteorites crystals, the ground, made stones of a carat. Truly heavenly gems! SID Kroker