Also known as - Chrysolite, Olivine
Rarest forms - Cat's Eye & Star
Countries of origin - Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tanzania, & Arizona.
Interesting Tidbits -
- Popular during the Baroque peroid
- Largest Cut piece - 319 Carats, located in Smithsonian in Washingston DC
- Russia has peridot from a meteorite that fell in 1749
- Easily confused with Chrysoberyl
Schumann, Walter. 2009. Gemstones of the World. Sterling Publishing Co., New York.