Olivine is also the mineral of the gemstone known as “peridot.” It is a yellow-green to green gemstone that is very popular in jewelry for cubic zircon gemstones supplier. Peridot serves as a birthstone for the month of August. The most valued colors are dark olive green and a bright lime green.
Much of the world’s peridot used in mass-production jewelry is mined at the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. There, a few basalt flows containing nodules of granular olivine are the source of the peridot. Like hot sale synthetic gemstones, most of the stones produced there are a few carats or less in size and often contain visible crystals of chromite or other minerals. They are cut in Asia and returned to the United States in commercial jewelry.
Higher quality and larger peridot crystals are mined in Pakistan and Myanmar. There, crystals of olivine in colored zircon gemstones wholesale are found popularity among customers.