These natural Lively Green Peridots originate from China and their total weight is about 8 carats. The measurements are 9.05mm x 6.94mm x 3.91mm (length x width x depth).These gemstones are calibrated to fit 9 X 7 mm jewelry settings. The shape/cut-style of these Peridots is Octagon Facet and has been graded VVS clarity. These 8.02ctw Peridot gems are available to order and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Gemstone Certification can also be provided as an optional service.
Peridot belongs to the forsterite-fayalite mineral series which is part of the olivine group. It is one of the "idiochromatic" gems, meaning its color comes from the basic chemical composition of the mineral itself, not from minor impurities, and therefore will only be found in shades of green. In fact peridot is one of the few gemstones found in only one color. Historically important sources in Egypt have been superseded by today's main sources in Arizona and Pakistan. The Pakistani peridot in particular is very fine, and a new find in Pakistan in the mid-1990's has made peridot available to a wider market. The supply of peridot from China is also increasing and we have recently sourced top quality peridot from Vietnam.
I have known about GemSelect for a while but this is my first purchase because I am a jewelry maker in the market for lower-priced gems that I can resell in jewelry. It's difficult to make much of a profit on cheaper jewelry when the shipping price is sometimes half of the total cost of the stone. I would make more purchases if I was in the market for a lot of higher-priced gems, but for now it will be just every once in a while that I shop here.
That being said, I think that the prices for gems are fair and I will continue shopping with GemSelect for my higher-priced gems that I make for myself or for orders that want specific gems that I can only find here.