The Sun Stone, Evening Emerald or Stone of the Moon?
Egyptians referred to peridot as the “Sun Stone” because they believed it was full of the sun’s power, as it exploded to earth via eruption. Originating from motlen lava this concept and it’s interpretation can be easily understood how it came to be.
In complete contrast the Romans named peridot the “Evening Emerald,” because it retained it’s translucent colouring even in the dark.
Peridot was worn by the Egyptian Pharaohs and gifted to their priests to ensure that jealousy was kept at bay. Peridot was loved by Cleopatra and many of her emeralds were in fact peridot.