9 Ct Magnificent Large Collector Arizona Peridot Gemstone Princess Cut 11 Mm Gem For Sale9.59 ct Magnificent Large Collector ARIZONA Peridot Gemstone PRINCESS CUT 11 mm GemWe grade it VS, Superb quality for this LARGE size.It is extremely rare to find a Peridot from Arizona This Large with Great Clarity !Natural Lily pad inclusions make it very interesting Cut from our Peridot Rough stock. Stones over 5ct from this location are Rare ! Note on Clarity, We don't downgrade because of Signature lily pad inclusions,They are a natural part of Arizona Peridot like horsetails are to Demantoids. Control number 7-69 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peridot from Arizona shows a characteristic stress fracture/included crystal combination known as a "lily pad", and only demantoid garnet from Russia, shows microscopic curving fibers of bryssolite asbestos known as a "horsetail". Peer into the depths of a peridot and you’ll almost always be rewarded with an interesting view of a microscopic lily-pad inclusion.It’s a distinctive feature that helps to separate peridot from natural and man-made glass simulants. Arizona peridot comes from the San Carlos Indian Reservation approximately 100 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona. Local members of the tribe mine on top of Peridot Mesa using hand tools to pry the green peridot crystals from pockets inside the volcanic basalt matrix. Birthstone for the month of August.
Peridot does have a decent hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s hardness scale.
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