Hey Junkies, here for your weekly dose? Well we have something that’s subtle, yet special. You probably know by now we mean Peridot! Lets go on a little journey to a time long, long ago, and to a place far, far away from Idaho.
Zagarbad, the mysterious, “disappearing” island where Peridot can be found.
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Next we visit a time in history where there was enough space in the world to “cast away” our enemies, and literally never hear from them again, (I mean could you imagine?!)
Pharaoh casting away all of the snakes
Next we take you on a ‘wild’ color wheel ride where you can see this particular type of gem is limited in color variation. Everyone has a crazy green lady in their family, right?
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Color range of Peridot
This next one is for Brecken, who insisted i include the lily pads, and well, they are pretty.
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Brecken’s fav Lily Pad inclusions.
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This is what they mean by “nodules”- pockets per say where you can find smaller amounts of Peridot all nestled up.
You can find Peridot in small amounts in the nodules of Basalt rocks
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Alright, this is pretty metal. Looks like something they would right ANOTHER super hero movie about. Can we ever get enough super hero movies? (yes)
Jonathan’s fav peridot in a meteorite
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Last stop but not least, Parle’s vault where I found a more than worthy piece of Peridot jewelry to photograph. They really are beautiful.