Peridot is one of the few gems that occurs in only one color, green, ranging from lime to olive shades. Egyptians called the Peridot the “gem of the sun” and counsel priests used it to keep their minds free from envious thoughts and jealousies concerning the pharaoh’s powers. Peridots were favored by pirates, considered powerful amulets against all evil, and when set in gold, were said to protect the wearer from the terrors of the night. As peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the Earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Peridot has been found in some meteorites, making it one of the few gems known to exist outside of our solar system. Looking for a gift for the person in your life with an August birthday? Look no further. Visit your Rogers Jewelry Co. location today. To be in the know about everything Rogers, become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest.