History and symbolism of Peridot Jewelry

Peridot has a rich history and symbol in many cultures. In ancient Egypt, the peridot was known as the “gem of the sun” and was accepted to have defensive abilities that could avert malicious spirits. In medical Europe, peridot was used in religious art and was accepted to represent the tears of Eve. Today, peridot is frequently connected with healing, recharging, and prosperity. It is also the birthstone for August and can make it a popular gift for those born in that month.