But suddenly, in the middle of the 1990s, the peridot was the big sensation at gemstone fairs all round the world.

The reason? In Pakistan, up on an inhospitable pass at

some 4000 metres (13,120 ft.), a sensationally rich

deposit of the finest peridots had been found. In tough

climatic conditions which permitted the gemstones to be

mined only during the summer months, the unusually

large, fine crystals and fragments were brought down into the valley.
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