peridot


peridot

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

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on peridot, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up peridot? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More