Peridot Meanings

Prosperity, warmth & well-being

Chakras: Solar plexus, heart

Element: Earth

Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Birthstone: August, September

Number: 5

Wedding Anniversary: 1st, 16th year

Peridot Crystal Healing Properties

Peridot is a believed generator of abundance and manifestation. It is thought to help remove blockages to receiving energy. As such, it opens you up to accepting abundance in all areas of life. Also, this crystal is often felt as a very positive stone. It brings an inner sense of warmth and wellbeing. Similarly, it helps in alleviating feelings of low self-esteem or guilt. In a physical sense, it is thought to help in supporting the heart and circulation.

History and Uses

The oldest records of Peridot date back to 1500 BC. It was mined in Zabargad, an island in the Egyptian Red Sea. It was considered a symbol of the Sun from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages. Apparently, according to a Greek manuscript it confers royal dignity to its bearer.

Interestingly enough, it was a favourite of the ancient Egyptians too. They used to crush it into a powder to treat asthma, relieve thirst and heat and to ward off evil spells. Peridot is also known as Olivine and Chrysolite. It varies in colour from yellow, to brownish-olive green depending on the amount of iron in the crystal. Gem quality Peridot is relatively rare so it is considered a precious stone. Peridot is one of only two gemstones formed deep in the magma of the earth, it is brought to the surface through volcanic activity. Olivine can sometimes be found in pallasite meteorites.

Geological Description

Peridot is a magnesium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is orthorhombic and it usually forms in short, compact prisms. Important sources of Peridot are found in Pakistan, Burma, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and the USA.

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