Peridot is the natural green gem variety of the mineral olivine. From ancient times until the eighteenth century, peridot was known by the name topazion or as topaz. This was due to the fact that one of peridot's earliest mining locations was on the island of Topazios which is known today as Zebirget (formerly as the Isle of St. John) located in the Red Sea. In the eighteenth century the official name topaz was given to our mineral topaz of today, and gem-grade green olivine crystals then became known as peridot!
Peridot is still being mined today at several locations around the world. We specialize in unheated and untreated real peridot that was mined in the earth! Right now, we are offering natural raw peridot pieces in all sizes including some very rare large peridot mineral specimens & amazing large peridot crystals weighing over 300 carats each!
Be sure to also see our genuine San Carlos Peridot Jewelry designs, each one handcrafted and set with natural peridot gems mined on the San Carlos Indian Reservation in Arizona, USA.
We do have additional lapidary grade peridots in stock.
Some of our peridot cabochon gems also have large facet grade areas inside!
Be sure to let us know if you have any natural peridot requests.
We have pages displaying lapidary grade crystals of many other natural minerals. Following are just a few:
We have a very large inventory of lapidary grade rough specimens for many different minerals.
See our page with links to natural lapidary rough of all mineral varieties!
We offer the following lapidary grade rough specimens for sale:
We offer a very large assortment of genuine peridot jewelry designs including handcrafted necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets and peridot rings! Our genuine peridot jewelry items are available in pure sterling silver and also in solid 14k gold.
We specialize in Collector Quality Peridots!
See each of our pages displaying genuine peridot jewelry items:
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To see photos of another mineral variety, select any link in our Mineral Inventory & Factsheet Index.
Would you like us to inform you when we add more natural peridot pieces suitable for lapidary work on this page?
We do have a additional inventory of lapidary grade natural peridot crystals in stock for making cabochon gems and carvings, so be sure to let us know if you have any natural peridot lapidary rough special requests.