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|Current and historical Peridot market price index:|
|Current price per carat by date 2016-2017.||Rough average pricing scale.
Price per carat by year end.
|Physical Properties of Peridot:|
|Chemical:||(Mg, Fe)2SiO4, Silicate mineral variety||
|Specific Gravity:||3.22 - 3.45|
|Hardness:||6.50 - 7|
|Refractive Index:||1.650 - 1.703|
Globally, United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral olivine, a magnesium iron silicate. Iron is responsible for the color which is quite consistent for peridot. The peridot is a very old gemstone, and one which has become very popular again today. It is so ancient that it can be found in Egyptian jewellery from the early 2nd millennium B.C.. The ancient Romans too were fond of this gemstone and esteemed its radiant green shine, which does not change even in artificial light. For that reason they nicknamed it the ’emerald of the evening’. The intensity of color depends on the amount of iron present in a Peridot’s chemical structure; the more iron it contains the deeper green it will be. The most desirable color of Peridot is deep olive-green with a slight yellowish tint. Deeper olive-green tones tend to be more valuable than lighter colored greens and yellowish-greens. Although many Peridot gemstones, especially older ones, have cloudy or milky inclusions, the more recent gemstones on the market have few flaws and can be of exceptional quality. Though pretty and popular, Peridot is not a very durable gemstone. It has a lower hardness than many gemstones and is more prone to scratches, and has a tendency to occasionally burst under great stress. Peridot also cannot stand intense heat or rapid temperature changes. Peridot can also chip if banged hard, and should never be steam cleaned or cleaned with ultrasonics.