Peridot

Its name comes from the Arabic word “faridat”, that means “gem”. Egyptians used to call it “gem from the sun”. Peridot was taken to Central Europe by middle age crusades and it was frequently used for ecclesiastic’s purposes. It was the most popular gem during the Baroque period. Peridot color varies from green-yellow to olive green, and brown-green. The most important mines are located in Myanmar, Pakistan, Brazil, and USA.

Peridot