Rough Peridot crystals. Weight - 10 grams (50 Carats) Quantity - around 10 - 15+ peaces Natural Not treated. Some stones has natural cracks and inclusions. Size vary from 5mm to 20 mm
Will be great for jewellery makers as rough stone ring or pendant etc. Some stones may be faceted.
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot has a very long written history. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as early as 1500 BC. The main source of peridot in the ancient world was Topazo Island (now Zabargad or St. John’s Island) in the Egyptian Red Sea. In Ancient times, peridot stones were used for carved talismans. Island habitants were forced to collect the gems for the Pharaoh’s treasury. Legend says that jealous watchers who had orders to put to death any trespassers guarded the entire island. The story continues that the miners worked in the daytime as well as night, as the gems could be found after nightfall due to their radiance. The miners would mark the spot at night for retrieval the following day.
Fast shipping and very happy with the quality and price of my purchase—thank you!!
May 6, 2018 by joliknott
Very nice, thank you !
May 1, 2018 by Ilenia Moreni
Not bad but it was not the color I was expecting.
Apr 30, 2018 by Yelina
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