0.07 cts - Peridot From Space - Pallasite Olivine (RP017)



This is an incredible peridot from a pallasite meteroite that contains gem quality peridot in a iron / nickle matrix.

This is what pallasites look like before the peridot is removed:

Pallasite meteorites are very rare. To date only 61 are known with a mere four of those having been observed while falling. According to Natural History Department Director Thomas Lindgren, “Less than 1% of all meteorites are pallasites, the most alluring of allmeteorites due to their aesthetic appeal.” Pallasites - meteorites composed of approximately 50% olivine and peridot crystals and 50%  nickel-iron – are thought to be relics of forming planets.


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Size: 2.6 x 2.6 mm

Weight: 0.07 cts

Grade: VS

Cut: Round



Gemstone classification:

Type 1 Gemstones
The following gemstones are typically inclusion free, even minor inclusions detract from their value.
Diamond, Amethyst, Beryls(Aquamarine,Morganite), Citrine, Smoky Quartz, topaz, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Tanzanite, green Tourmaline, and Blue Zircon
Type 2 Gemstones
Gemstones that normally have small inclusions that do not detract from value.
Alexandrite, Andalusite, Iolite, Peridot, Rhodolite, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Tourmaline, Garnet, Amethyst, Red Zircon, Tsavorite; Blue, Orange, Purple, Fluorite.Yellow and Parti-colored Tourmaline

Gemstone grading:

IF Internally flawless under extreme magnification (Very rare)
F Flawless
VVS Minute inclusions under 10x; invisible to the unaided eye
VS Minor inclusions under 10x; usually invisible to the unaided eye
SI1 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually visible to the unaided eye
SI2 Noticeable inclusions under 10x; usually quite visible to the unaided eye
I1 prominent- moderate affect on appearance or durability
I2 prominent - severe affect on appearance or durability
I3 prominent- severe affect on beauty, transparency or durability


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More Information

Certified Gemstones: no
Depth: 1.7 mm
Length: 2.6 mm
Width: 2.6 mm

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    Starts April 18, 2014 6:02 PM (PDT)
    Ends April 20, 2014 6:00 PM (PDT)
    Auction ID 259191
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