In ancient Egypt this greenish stone was used as currency and thought to be more valuable than diamonds. This volcanic gem, a beautiful yellow-green semi-precious stone was named the 'Evening Emerald' by the Romans, as it doesn't darken its tint at night. Peridot symbolises friendship and a happy marriage. It is said to bless the wearer with success, peace and good luck and also incur strength and physical vitality.
Peridot is the birthstone for the ones born in August.