Peridot Gemstones for sale at wholesale prices. Peridot gemstones can vary from intense bright green to light yellow green and light green and has a shiny rich glow. The most intense gems come from Pakistan or Burma. In ancient history, Peridot comes from an Arabic word faridat meaning Gem by which the French got the name. In Ancient Egypt Peridot is known as the Gem of the Sun. It is a stable and durable gem with a hardness of 7 on the MOHS scale.