Peridot is found primarily among rocks that were created by volcanoes and buried deep underground. In Hawaii, peridot symbolizes the tears of Hele who is the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Romans referred to peridot as “Evening Emerald” because unlike the deep hues of emeralds, peridot gemstones did not darken at night and still shimmered under candlelight. Peridots were favored by pirates as they were considered powerful amulets against all evil. This gem encourages positive energy. Egyptians called the Peridot the “gem of the sun”. It has also been found in some meteorites, making it one of the few gems known to exist outside of our solar system.