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Peridot pendant

Peridot is gem grade olivine, which forms deep within the crust at great temperature and pressure. By the time it makes its way to the surface and can be found, it has usually suffered some level of degradation, and can looked cracked and drab. The best stuff, though makes a distinctive gemstone. This is set in a plain sterling silver mount. At the moment, I have oval stones at around 12x10mm.