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 Post subject: Peridot Information
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:51 am 
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Hello,

I'm looking for a book with lots of info about peridot... my favourite gemstone...

Can anybody help me with some interesting titles?

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 Post subject: Re: Peridot Information
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:45 pm 
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Hello,

ok... no books :-(
May be good articles about this lovely gem?

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 Post subject: Re: Peridot Information
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Sorry to say, I don't think peridot is held in high enough esteem for its own book :|

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:45 pm 
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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Sorry to say, I don't think peridot is held in high enough esteem for its own book :|


More's the pity, but it's the truth. I researched peridot quite a bit in recent years (long story), and the best you can do is a paragraph from this gem book, a snippet from that. If you get a chapter, it's probably in a large book, and it's probably a short chapter. Peridot is a lovely stone, anciently important and presently, sadly overlooked.

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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Sorry to say, I don't think peridot is held in high enough esteem for its own book :|


Well, I lowered my expectations... I'd be happy with a coupple of good articles... or a Rapaport :-)


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Gianpiero wrote:
Well, I lowered my expectations... I'd be happy with a coupple of good articles... or a Rapaport :-)


I know there was an article on the ancient peridot mines of the island of Zebirget/Zabargad/St. John in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Minerva Magazine. I've been trying to find a copy locally (or on eBay), but so far, no success.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:53 am 
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Hoshichan wrote:
Gianpiero wrote:
Well, I lowered my expectations... I'd be happy with a coupple of good articles... or a Rapaport :-)


I know there was an article on the ancient peridot mines of the island of Zebirget/Zabargad/St. John in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Minerva Magazine. I've been trying to find a copy locally (or on eBay), but so far, no success.


Thanks :-)
I'll look for it and as soon as I'll find it I'll scan it for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:48 pm 
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I checked the G&G Subject index since 1981, and there are a few mentions with associated paragraphs, but no real articles:
Look for yourself:
G&G Subject Index


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:35 pm 
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Hello Barbra,

thanks :-)
It looks like this gemstone doesn't have so many fans out there...

This is the only book listed on Amazon about peridot...

Arizona Highways, February 1975 (Peridot and Other Gems) (Vol. 51, No. 2)
http://www.amazon.com/Arizona-Highways- ... 00&sr=1-15

But like many other interesting books is no longer available directly from Amazon :-(

Has anybody read this book?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Hi everyone :)
Gianpiero
Just been up to the attic room, and found the Arizona Highways mag Feb 75 with the Peridot article in
If You can not get hold of the artical i can scan it for You
and send it on
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:08 pm 
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davegibson wrote:
Hi everyone :)
Gianpiero
Just been up to the attic room, and found the Arizona Highways mag Feb 75 with the Peridot article in
If You can not get hold of the artical i can scan it for You
and send it on
Best Regards
David G


Thanks :-)

PM for you :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Peridot Information
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:21 pm 
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It seems to be that I saw an article in G&G about a visit to the island of Zabargad Perhaps it was under another name, St. Johns perhaps? Spring 81?. Gublin!

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Richard W. Wise wrote:
It seems to be that I saw an article in G&G about a visit to the island of Zabargad Perhaps it was under another name, St. Johns perhaps? Spring 81?. Gublin!


I've read that one. Thanks.
Please in the next edition of "Secrets of the gem trade" include something about peridot :-)

Great book... I wish I would have got it earlier :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Hi everyone :)
The Arizona Highways mag Feb `1975 Peridot edition.
It is on ebay for only few $ . It also as a specially good artical
on the Tucson Gem and Mineral show. Also lots of good photes
of special gem and mineral specimans
It is a classic edition
Have You seen the post by HMV over on miners corner, on his visit to the San Carlos, reservation, Peridot mining ?

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From JCK:
I suspect the stones in this jewel were not gathered on Arizona Highways.
I am posting it because it is one of the most stunning pieces seen on the Red Carpet, Oscar night:
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A necklace designed in a series of graduating octagons and baguette-cut stone links is 17 inches in length and has matching 2.5-inch clip-on earrings. The necklace features a 91.38 ct. t.w. Sugar Loaf peridot, 112.84 cts. t.w. Sugar Loaf peridot, 62.63 cts. t.w. baguette-cut peridot, and 10.69 cts. t.w. round colorless diamonds. Earrings feature 19.55 cts. t.w. Sugar Loaf peridot, 3.56 cts. t.w. baguette-cut peridot, and 2.21 cts. t.w.colorless round diamonds.
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Price upon request. Siegelson


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