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I was fascinated when I first saw a piece of Peridot in a crystal store even before knowing anything about the spiritual and metaphysical meaning and properties of this stone. What made me admire this gemstone most was Pridot's enthralling color. I still appreciate its lovely shades every time I work with it and use it in my day-to-day spiritual practice. Let us see what makes Peridot so valuable, both in a spiritual and in a material sense.
Peridot is an excellent source of high frequency vibrations that can multiply your wealth and increase your health and joy, including all positive emotional states.
It brings your mind, will and emotions into harmony and disperses fear. Peridot is a great crystal for attracting money and can be of invaluable help on your life journey, supporting you to achieve your dreams.
The chemical formula of Peridot is (Mg,Fe)2SiO4. In essence it is a silicate of iron and magnesium with hardness in the range from 6.5 to 7 on the Moh's scale.
Peridot comes in lovely green, olive and brown colors, sometimes with golden overtones. It is a transparent or translucent crystal with high luster.
Notable occurrences are in the USA, Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Afghanistan, the Canary Islands and the Red Sea region. Some of the most beautiful specimens of Peridot originate from Pakistan. In Europe, Peridot was first introduced by the Crusaders who brought it back from their crusades. The brought it from certain Red Sea islands where it had been mined more than 3000 years ago.
Peridot is also referred to as Olivine - name obviously derived from the characteristic and unique olive color of this crystal. It is also known as Chrysolite. The name origin is uncertain, but it could be derived from the Greek word "peridona", which means stone that gives plenty. The word Peridot itself is pronounced [per-i-doh] or [per-i-dot].
As we already said, Peridot is magnesium iron silicate in its composition. It has an orthorhombic structure. The color is believed to originate from the presence of iron color centers in the orthorhombic crystal structure.
Peridot gemstones can be produced from high quality specimens. Their price is very much dependent on the color and transparency of the stones. The most valuable color is the medium, somewhat yellow-green. The price of Peridot stones of that color can go up to 100 dollars per carat or more.
The ancient peoples used this crystal in their magic rituals as an amulet and symbol of protection to defy evil forces. In ancient Greece it has been used during divination rituals. The pre-Christian Celtic priests wore this stone for protection. Peridot was popular also among the Native American Indians who used it for jewelry making.
Peridot can align the inner bodies of our microcosm, that is the etheric, astral and mental body with respect to the physical body. It boosts our desire to accelerate our self growth and realization of our true nature.
Peridot is associated with the fourth chakra - Anahata, which is no surprise considering the color of this stone. It can promote all processes where renewal, growth, rebirth, and rejuvenation takes place. As such, Peridot can be used to decelerate aging. It brings abundance and prosperity. In addition, it is capable of healing and harmonizing all interpersonal relationships, especially the marital relationship, where it can reduce the amount of stress, rage and jealousy. When the ego is hurt, this stone helps in healing it more easily.
Peridot strengthens intuition and enables an easier contact with the higher, more spiritual planes. It is also a protective stone that creates a shield around the auric field of the wearer.
As a birthstone, Peridot is a birthstone for those born in August, but regardless, it can be very useful to all Zodiac signs.
On the physical level, Peridot encourages a deep, sound sleep. It helps the heart, bloodstream, lungs and digestive system. It improves the immunity and regulates the functioning of the glandular system. Peridot helps heal ulcers and digestive problems. It is also good for the skin, hair and nails.
Peridot is a crystal of the visionaries. It provides insight, not only into the physical, but also into the spiritual purpose of existence. Recurrence is one of the most important aspects of this stone. Peridot can intensify your awareness about the natural processes that are periodic and recur at regular intervals. Those processes can be either internal - physiological, mental, and emotional, or external to you. Peridot is therefore a useful stone when you need to make a transition from one life cycle to another. If you feel trapped or restrained in some unresolved or ever repeating situation, Peridot may come to your help to move the wheel of life and fortune forward, to position yourself into a more favorable environment.
As stone of the spring season, Peridot can be used to overcome depression. It helps eliminate physical toxins from your body as well as recognize and neutralize mental and emotional toxins. Its associated element is the earth element.
Peridot should be discharged using water immediately after each session of working with it. It is best charged in the sun.
In conclusion, the meaning or Peridot will vary from person to person because we are all individual and unique beings. Based on my experience, I find Peridot a truly fascinating gem. I hope you will have a lot of nice moments with it, regardless of how you use it in your life. I believe that Peridot will deliver a portion of its beneficial energies even if you use it purely as jewelry. With Love and Light!
Sarah Berney says:
Thanks so much for this information it seems complete, it's really helpful. Now let's see if I can find some not cut and polished...
Thank you for the wonderful information on Peridot.
As Peridot is great for attracting money, can I combine Citrine, Peridot and Clear Quartz for helping my present financial situation.
Thank you for your kindness. Annabelle
Thank you for the question. You certainly can combine the three stones. Just to be sure that their combined effect will be beneficial, monitor your feelings and thoughts while wearing them together. This is not a special requirement, as we should always be as conscious as possible of our inner emotional and mental world.
I have a great crystal. Peridot gemstones can be really fantastic from high quality perspective. So a big thanks for sharing this.
Can I combine peridot, topaz, aquamarine, emerald, and ruby?
You can certainly try and see how it goes. I think there might be too many of them with rather strong energy. But I've never tried that specific combination. Thanks for the comment.
I have a ruby ring and within the first 3 hours of wearing I start to feel anxious and depressed I am an aquarian and I feel as if I cannot where this stone
This thing you are experiencing is nothing uncommon. Ruby can do this. As you have already noticed yourself, you have to limit the time of wearing, or switch to another stone.
Hi, is it okay for me to wear citrine and peridot ring together? I am a goat born on September..
steve thiessen says:
What I'm wondering about is the compatibility of Amethyst, Garnet, Citrine and Peridot? How are these four when worn together?
I combined them for the purpose of monetary prosperity, focus, protection and peace.
All four are set in silver for the Moon.
How does this combo sound to you?
Thanks for information ,were l found peridot in pakistan
Thanks for the comment, 091. I really couldn't say about pridot in Pakistan, but one place to start would be consulting the owners of your local crystal and mineral stores.
Very valuable information, I am wearing peridot since 6 months, got positive results
i love your page thank you
Can I combine amethyst, garnets, blue topaz and citrines?
hi thank u for this page..just want to ask i am golden topaz can I combine the golden topaz and peridot? thanks
Hi, can i wear peridot bracelet everyday? without removing from my hand even taking a bath or sleeping? thank you so much. i hope to hear from you.
Thanks for commenting and yes, if you feel like it, you can wear it every day. No problem with that.
Ana Thatch says:
Can I wear peridot with saphires
Sure you can... I can't see why not.
Once I bought this but goldsmith searched it again I bought and lost the pendant again I bought it this time one off earrings lost yesterday I wore the ring and strangely the stone from the ring disappeared.why this is happening? I'm a Taurus woman 59 years of age.
Nothing is happening without a reason. It could be a number of things, and I think you should try to find the answer on your own. One thing that comes to my mind is some kind of incompatibility between the energy of the stone and your own energy field. But, again, it could be some other unrelated thing.
I am a Leo group
Can I wear peridot
Can I combine peridot, blue topaz&amethyst together in a ring?
Yes, sure you can.
Just got my peridot necklace. I noticed the first hour of wearing it, I had a metallic taste in my mouth. Is this something that is normal?
It could be purely coincidental. I'm not aware that peridot could provoke such a reaction. However, there are medical conditions, including food allergies that can cause metallic taste. So, if the problem persists, make sure you consult with your doctor.
Has Peridot been linked to deaths of unaware people?
I don't have that info, sorry.
Can I wear peridot bracelet along with citrine and garnet bracelets for monetary benefits.
ADI SHAKTI says:
Hi where can I get a good stone from Does it need to be raw or polished is equally good one
Raw and polished, both types can work, depending on the type of stone and what you want to do with it. As for purchasing good stones, the best way is choosing them in person, for example, in your local crystals and minerals store.