Peridot and Olivine specimens on matrix

Crystals of Peridot and Olivine on their host matrix.

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Peridot and Olivine specimens on matrix

Green Peridot and Olivine specimens on matrix, typically a grey basalt rock backing stone.

Peridot is also sometimes known as Olivine. It occurs only in a nice green colour, and is often used as a gemstone. The crystals on these specimens are, of course, not large enough for any gem usage.

These pieces are quite fragile. Because the crystals are sitting on the matrix they could be easily dislodged in the postage - so we pad them as well as possible, however, it is entirely possible some will separate during shipping. We use a thick layer of tissue for padding; cotton wool might be better but unfortunately it has a tendency to leave fibres amongst the crystals.

Our current stock includes:

  • Various specimens from the El Golfo region of Lanzarote, sold by size.
  • Various specimens from the San Carlos Indian Reservation, Gila Co., Arizona, USA, sold by size.

The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.


1 review for Peridot and Olivine specimens on matrix

  1. Alex (verified owner)

    Really lovely specimen showing both very fresh and slightly weathered olivine – very interesting for geological comparison, and stunning visually. Made an excellent gift.

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