This is a very nice gem quality graduated rondelle beads olive - green color Olivine Peridot (a variety of Forsterite) Evening Emerald necklace. It is in great condition, and has natural, untreated color. Beads are 5 - 8mm in length. Those born in August are lucky to have the beautiful Peridot as their birthstone (Walter Schumann "Gemstones of the World"). Location: Sapat Gali, Naran, Kaghan Valley, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan Size: 18" with clasp Weight: 31.9 Grams combined
interesting Fact: Peridot is a gem-quality Olivine. The name "Peridot" is believed to have originated from the Arabic word faridat, meaning "gem", or alternatively, as the Oxford English Dictionary suggests, it came from classical Latin pæderot - a kind of opal.