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.

General Spiritual Properties

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.

Physical Facts

the color of peridot indicates its meaning

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.

Peridot Meaning and Spiritual Significance

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.

Crystal Healing with Peridot

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...

Annabelle says:

Hi Sunny,

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

sunnyray says:

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.

lucygomez says:

I have a great crystal. Peridot gemstones can be really fantastic from high quality perspective. So a big thanks for sharing this.

amina says:

Can I combine peridot, topaz, aquamarine, emerald, and ruby?

sunnyray says:

Hi amina
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.

linda says:

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

sunnyray says:

Hi linda
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.

Cayman says:

Hi, is it okay for me to wear citrine and peridot ring together? I am a goat born on September..

steve thiessen says:

Hey Linda
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?

091 says:

Thanks for information ,were l found peridot in pakistan

sunnyray says:

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.

Rakesh says:

Very valuable information, I am wearing peridot since 6 months, got positive results

Paula says:

i love your page thank you

Josette says:

Can I combine amethyst, garnets, blue topaz and citrines?

Wella says:

hi thank u for this page..just want to ask i am golden topaz can I combine the golden topaz and peridot? thanks

bang says:

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.

sunnyray says:

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

sunnyray says:

Sure you can... I can't see why not.

anon says:

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.

sunnyray says:

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.

priya says:

I am a Leo group
Can I wear peridot

Tammara says:

Can I combine peridot, blue topaz&amethyst together in a ring?

sunnyray says:

Yes, sure you can.

Raven says:

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?

sunnyray says:

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.

Aquamarine says:

Has Peridot been linked to deaths of unaware people?

sunnyray says:

I don't have that info, sorry.

Alfa says:

Can I wear peridot bracelet along with citrine and garnet bracelets for monetary benefits.


Hi where can I get a good stone from Does it need to be raw or polished is equally good one
Thank you

sunnyray says:

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.

Pie says:

Hi Sunny! Can I cleanse my peridot bracelets under running water? Hope to hear from you. Thanks

sunnyray says:

Hi Pie
Sure, you can. The only problem could be if the wiring material of your bracelet is some corrosive metal. Thanks for the comment, and many blessings.

Lyn says:

Hi , may I check so is to wear peridot bracket on right or left hand?
Please advise

sunnyray says:

Hi Lyn, and thanks for the comment. Both hands are equally good, depending on what you want to achieve. You may want to check this post for more detail. God bless.

Sarfaraz Ahmed says:

Sir I'm 62 years old man my star is libra I'm suffering negative thoughts No.willpower phobias nervous confusion problems last 8 years sir can I were Peridot stone with White Agate stone combination.please guide me.Sir can I wear white agate stone with Garnet stone combination Sir please guide me help me which gems stones can I were with White Agate stone combination to relieve my painful and stressful life.Sir I'm very grateful and thankful to you.Best Wishes.

sunnyray says:

Hi Sarfaraz
Thanks for the comment. It is not so much the combination of stones. It is your intention to solve your personal problems that matters. Because gemstones are just helpful tools that will support us on our personal development path. So, try to project your healing intentions into your peridot, garnet and agate. God bless.

Sarfaraz Ahmed says:

Sir I'm 62 years old man my star is libra sir can I were Peridot stone with White Agate combination to relieve my anxiety problems. Thanking you in anticipation Best Regards.

Marie-Antoinette says:

Hi, I love your website. It is very informative. I am wearing a moonstone ring (calms me down)and a periodot necklace. Is that combo OK? Thank you.

sunnyray says:

Absolutely. Great combo. Enjoy!

anon says:

Hi.I would like to know where I can find cheap peridot rings.Am an August baby and would really want a peridot ring.

sunnyray says:

Hi. You can try your luck here. Look for genuine peridot, vs the cubic-zircona-green-colored imitations.

ERUHI says:


sunnyray says:

Sure, you can wear them both together.

Ahmed Fraz says:

Sir I'm suffering anxiety No willpower nervous system depression problem 8 years till date Sir Can I were Dark brown Agate stone with Peridot stone combination to relieve my painful life Sir please guide me. I'm really very thankful and grateful to your comments about combination. Best Wishes.

Sarfaraz Ahmed says:

Sir I'm libra man I'm suffering anxiety No willpower nervous problem last April 2009 tilldate.Sir I want to were Peridot stone with blue KYANITE stone and Dark Brown Agate stone combination Sir can I were 3 jems stones combination Sir please guide me Thanks.

Fraz siddiqui says:

Sir my dt.o.b is 15.10.1954 I'm libra man can i were Peridot stone with blue KYANITE stone to relieve my anxiety problems please guide me Thanks.

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