chrysolite (peridot, or olivine) was regarded in Shakespeare's time and earlier as of exceptional rarity.
There are temples of chrysolite with domes of blue crystal, which imitate the firmament.
The first of the fourth row was a chrysolite, the next was an onyx, and then a beryl, which was the last of all.
Is not the chrysolite, the symbol of wisdom, a very exact image of the Sedes Sapientiae?
Many writers, for instance, have called the gold and chrysolite of the Holy City a vulgar lump of jewellery.
The emerald, chrysolite, and garnet, are almost instantly melted into an opake and coloured glass.
On its forehead was a chrysolite, and its breasts were smeared with myrrh and cinnamon.
It was the one ring Barbara had worn as a girl, a chrysolite set plainly in a band of gold.
The topaz and chrysolite were reported to lose their brilliancy when placed in liquid that contains poison.
Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.