GREEN APPLE PERIDOTTM Peridot, nicknamed "emerald of the evening" by the Romans and "gem of the sun" by the Egyptians, is thought to have magical powers and healing properties. Peridot forms deep inside the earth and are brought to the surface by vol...anoes. Peridot has also been found in meteorites, although these are especially rare. The Natural History Museum in London has a 146.10 carat peridot in its collection. Peridot comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but the most attractive are the bright lime greens and olive greens. The intensity of the color depends on the amount of iron present. Le Vian® Green Apple PeridotTM is mined in Brazil and Africa.