Superb Gem 24.85 Carats Peridots Platinum 20 Inch Art Deco Design Necklace. The necklace can be worn doubled or worn with the full length of 20 inches. It weighs 14.7 grams. The 17 peridots are the finest quality money can buy. They are beautiful oval cut and average 1-1/2 carats each. The combined weight of the peridots is inscribed on a small platinum tag attached to the necklace near the locking devise not seen when wearing it. Peridot Chrysolite. The chrysolite is a very beautiful yellow-green gem which derives its name from two Greek words meaning 'golden stone', by which name it is referred to by Pliny. It varies in color, and although exactly the same stone it bears different names; when of a deep bright green it is known as Peridot, and when of an olive green it is called Olivine. The stones are found in Egypt, Ceylon, and Brazil, and specimens have been found in meteorites and the lava of Vesuvius. The Peridot was much valued by the ancients, the name signifying in Arabic precious stone, and it was at one time considered of more value than the diamond. These were the only gems set in transparent form by the Romans who wore them for protection from enchantment and against melancholy and illusion. During the Middle ages these stones were worn for foresight with regard to future events and for Divine inspiration and eloquence. The peridot is the natural astrological precious stone for Leos. This unique necklace is guaranteed to please the most particular jewelry collector or dealer. The condition is excellent.