Peridots popularity spans centuries.
Its earliest known use was in the Egyptian times, 2000BC.
Legend says that Peridot, along with pearls, were one of the favorite gemstones of Cleopatra, and that some of the “Emeralds” worn by her were actually Peridot!
Peridot is one of the few gemstones to occur in a single colour, with its grassy green shades being caused by the presence of iron.
Even though Peridot is only 6.5 – 7 on the Mohs scale, you’ll find that it’s an easy stone to look after and that it’s fairly robust.