Symbolizing strength and healing, the peridot is sometimes known as the “evening emerald” due to its light green color. As another name implies, “Gem of the Sun”, it opposes nighttime evils.
The dazzling bright green color of Peridot doesn’t change much. It is one of few gemstones that has only one color. Shades of this green range from dark olive to bright yellow.
Sardonyx, is red onyx.
Peridot is an Arabic word meaning gem. It is also called the “Gem of the Sun”, due to its brilliant color.
Peridot 6.5 – 7
Sardonyx 6.5 – 7
Found in both Earth’s geology, as well as meteorites, Peridot is used primarily in jewelry.
Sardonyx is used in jewelry, but also in carvings.