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Peridot 6.5

Peridot is gem-quality forsteritic olivine. Olivine is a very abundant, but gem quality peridot is rather rare. Peridot is a transparent lime to olive green. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color (green), with the most valuable being a dark-olive green color. Peridot has been found in Pallasite meteorites and except for moissanite is the only gemstone that has ever been collected from meteorites. Peridot olivine is mined in North Carolina, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, China, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. Avoid large temperature changes (such as leaving it be a heater vent or in a hot car). Do not clean peridot in a home ultrasonic cleaner.

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