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Gem-quality, transparent green olivine. Very large crystals are found in Myanmar; peridots from the U.S. are seldom larger than two carats. Yellow-green peridot has been called chrysolite (Greek for golden stone); this term, used for various unrelated minerals, is now less common for the gemstone.
Variants of PERIDOT
peridot or precious olivine
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