Peridot is one of the few gemstones to occur naturally in only one colour, olive to lime green. The intensity of the colour depends on the amount of iron within the crystal formation. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘evening emerald’ and is said to attract love and quieten feelings of anger, as well as soothing nerves and warding off negative emotions.

  • Symbolism and meaning: Strength, truth, loyalty, happiness, love, dignity and friendship.
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Birthstone:  August
  • Derives from: Ancient French word, peritot.