Chrysolite Peridot Olivine Specimen Russia Siberia


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This is the polished on the one side chrysolite specimen with chrome diopside. Dimensions: 2.2 x 1.8 x 0.4″ (5.5 x 4.5 x 1.1cm). Weight – 1.1oz (32 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.

Some information about chrysolite:

Chrysolite is a transparent or translucent, yellow or green semiprecious stone composed of silicates of magnesium and iron. It generally occurs in volcanic rocks (also, in dolomite and some types of limestone) in solid, crystalline, or granular form.

“Chrysolite” is from the Greek word khry·soli·thos, meaning “gold stone,” and it seems that at least some ancients applied this name to various yellow-colored gems. The other name of chrysolite is peridot.

Chrysolite has been revered since the days of ancient Egypt and if legend is anything to go by it is said Cleopatra never went anywhere without it. Its magical properties dispel fear and anxiety and attract love and money, making chrysolite one of the most sought after of semiprecious gemstones in the world.

Additional information

Weight 32 g