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Gorgeous Art Deco Platinum and Oval Cut Peridot Ring

Price: $1,240
  • Item No: 77449

Superb Art Deco Oval Cut Peridot Platinum Ring. The peridot is gem quality AAA great color and clarity. The inside of the ring shank is inscribed 10% IRID PLAT. The peridot measures 1-1/4 carats. Ring size is 6-1/2. 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.

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