Olivine is a popular color mineral, the most famous variety of which is chrysotile. Its name came from the Greek language, where "Chrysos" means gold and "lithos" - gem. Foreign experts in precious gems, as a rule, use another name for this gem - peridot (peridot). Natural formation of olivine are often grain, sometimes crystals. The gems essentially unaffected by different methods of beautification due to its natural properties.
The color palette includes green the chrysolites with yellow, olive, Golden, brownish-green shades. Yellow tint will reduce the value of the mineral. To the higher price category chrysolites, with a rich green color with a minimal yellow tinge. Faceted peridots good clarity and colour with a mass exceeding 10 carats, are referred to the rare instances. The cost of these minerals up to several hundred dollars for 1 carat. The best samples used by the masters of the leading jewelry houses for the manufacture of exclusive jewelry in a single copy.
Jewelry olivine mined at the fields of China, Pakistan, Myanmar, USA, Sri Lanka. The Windows of the Russian jewelry stores mainly found jewelry with chrysolite weighing up to 3 carats, mined in China. These minerals differ pale yellow color with minimal green tint. Higher quality chrysolites come from Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma) and the United States.
Jewelers of Ancient Egypt and the ancient world used the chrysolites in the manufacture of Royal jewelry. Medieval artists used these gems for decorating the salaries of icons. The flourishing production of gold and silver jewelry with chrysolite was observed throughout the Baroque period.
Modern low prices for products with peridots allow you to purchase decorations to people of all incomes. In almost all jewellery stores you can find several items adorned with chrysolites. Most common are rings, earrings, pendants and charms made of gold with small gems. You can buy a single set with chrysolites. Less popular rings and rings for men.
The cost of rings, earrings, or rings with chrysolite is usually in the range of $ 3,000. Gold jewelry with these gems produce the most famous brands such as Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Chopard, Bulgari. Jewelers of well-known companies use large gems weighing over 5 carats. Meet the amazing bracelets and necklaces adorned with chrysolites. Of course, prices are exclusive products from the best jewelry houses are much higher than prices of ordinary jewelry.
To undoubted advantages of peridots carry a nice color, relatively high hardness, good clean and of course affordable price.