It is also thestone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot has a very long written history. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as early as 1500 BC. Island habitants were forced to collect the gems for the Pharaoh’s treasury.
Peridot is a gem variety from the olivine mineral group. Yellowish green is chrysolite. Olive green is olivine. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use peridot.