Peridot is a variety of the mineral olivine found in lava and meteorites deep within the earth’s mantle.
It is the birthstone for August and the 15th anniversary gemstone.
With its restful yet strong yellowish green hues, peridot has always been associated with light....the Egyptians called it the "gem of the sun". It symbolizes strength and is said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
I think peridot is a truly gorgeous gem, vibrant and bold.