Peridot gemstone chips have become increasingly popular with rock-collectors and those who appreciate the beauty of rare gems. Considered to be a semi-precious stone, peridot is a transparent green variety of olivine that showcases its distinctive lime green hues. It has been used for centuries as an amulet or charm for protection and good luck, inspiring many to like it due to its spiritual properties.
These semi-tumbled peridot chips are perfect for anyone looking to be either a mineral hunter or miner, or simply appreciates the beauty of gemstones and metals. Each chip is approximately range in size from 2-4mm (0.07-0.15in.), and each lot contains around 100g or 3.52 ounces of peridot chips. In order to ensure customer satisfaction, please note that sizes and weights are approximate, as well as the colors may vary due to monitor differences, so please use your own judgement when allowing children to handle them.
Despite its popularity among rock-collectors, peridot remains one of the lesser known gems available on the market today. Their rarity can be attributed to its origin – most peridots come from Myanmar (formerly Burma), China, Pakistan, Tanzania and even Arizona in the USA – allowing only a limited number of commercial sources for quality materials. Peridots are also found in volcanic lava fields but tend not to be suitable for commercial purposes as they usually contain more matrix than desired by collectors or jewelers.
The unique chemical composition found within peridot has made it highly sought after by collectors worldwide. It is composed mainly of iron and magnesium silicate with traces of pyroxene, making it part of the olivine group. This gives peridot its distinctive olive green hue when polished properly and cut into smaller pieces. Pieces, such as our semi-tumbled chips here at Rock Collectors & Geology Book category! Its incredible durability makes it perfect for everyday jewelry while maintaining its strong luster over time despite regular wear and tear – an ideal choice for any budget conscious collector or enthusiast!
Peridot provides a beautiful accent whether you’re just starting out on your rock collecting journey or adding some new additions onto your existing collection. With their eye catching hues standing out against any background – it’s no wonder why these pieces remain popular among both amateur & professional collectors alike! Add these unique pieces into your life today & enjoy all that comes along with them!
Grain Size: Approx. 2-4mm (0.07-0.15in.)
Lot Size: Approx. 100g or 3.52 ounces
- Sizes and weights are approximate.
- The colors may vary due to monitor differences.
- Please use your own judgment when allowing children to handle.