|The name '' was derived from the Arabic word for gem - 'faridat'||Historically, the volcanic island of Zabargad St|
|Some even refer to peridot as 'olivine', but when it comes to the gemstone, 'peridot' is the correct term|
It is sometimes referred to as 'the poor man's emerald' or as '', a word derived from the Greek word 'goldstone'.
|has also been discovered in fallen meteors and it has also been discovered on Mars and the moon in olivine form||There are other very important deposits found in Arizona, China and Vietnam|
|is a gem-quality variety of the mineral olivine||It is one of the , with records dating back as early as 1500 B|
In fact, peridot is one of the few gemstones available that can be found only in one color, although the shades of green may vary from light yellowish to dark brownish-green.4