bezel gem necklace in gold/13 peridot marquis drop
these semi-precious gemstones are hand selected for their brilliance and clarity. each is hand cut in a faceted pattern to create light reflection and show off the nature of the stone. each piece is then hand bezel set in gold and hung from our elegant Dione snake chain
- chain length: Dione gold plate 1mm snake chain
- gem dimensions: 13x29mm long marquis
gemstone properties: 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.
The olive green stones are called Olivine, the yellow one's Chrysolite and the spring green are Peridot. There is a very rare form of Peridot that is white; this is called Boltonite.