The ancient Egyptians mined peridot on the Red Sea island of Zabargad, the source for many large fine peridots in the world’s museums. The Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” The most desirable color of Peridot is deep olive-green with a slight yellowish tint.
Peridot Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep, and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. Peridots increase strength and vitality in people it also helps to reduce anxiety.
The main sources for Peridot and where they are mined are Pakistan, Burma, Afghanistan, China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, and the United States.