Peridot References in Antique Gemological Books

Peridot | Chrysolite | Topazius — Before 1700 Agricola refers on several pages to Chrysolite: mixup of Chrysoberyl, Topaz and Crysolite and on origin of name Topazius. Rev. King’s extensive discussion on Topazius and Peridot Shakespeare ‘s mentioning of Chrysolite and the reason for it Nicols (1652) Chrysolite or Topaz ? Peridot Facts | Lore

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