Peridot is modern & traditional birthstone for August and 16th anniversary stone. Peridot is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine and is a stone with extraterrestrial origins! Peridot often occurs in volcanic rocks called basalts, which are rich in iron and magnesium. Peridot is also found in pallasite meteorites (made of nickel-iron and olivine, are 4.5 billion years old!) and deep within the Earth's mantle. Its chemical composition includes iron and magnesium, with its beautiful green color caused by iron. The word “peridot” comes from the Arabic word “faridat” meaning “gem”. Peridot is found all over the world with most of today's gems sourced from China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Tanzania, Vietnam and the United States. At Hawaii's Peridot Beach, the sands shimmer a vibrant green from its Olivine rich sand. Olivine is locally known as “Hawaiian Diamond”. Peridot is associated with Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes.
Peridot has been prized throughout history, appearing in priest's jewelry as early as the second century BCE and later in the chalices and churches of medieval Europe. Peridot has been used as a talisman for protection against night terrors and evil spirits in various cultures throughout the world. Historically, Peridot has been associated with light. Egyptians called Peridot the “gem of the sun.” Peridots were among the many stones beloved by Cleopatra and were sometimes mistaken for Emeralds during those times. Peridots were encrusted into goblets for Egyptian priests for rituals with nature gods.
Peridot is a magical gem of protection and healing. Peridot helps you manifest your dreams by empowering you to take the necessary action to accomplish your goals. Embrace the wisdom from Peridot to enhance your leadership skills and personal power. Peridot is.a manifestation crystal that draws abundance and financial prosperity to you.
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Care: Acids (even due to perspiration) and heat can damage Peridot stones. Remove before contact sports, weight lifting or activities where it may come into contact with force. As always, it should be stored away from minerals higher on the MOHs scale.
Cleaning: Warm water, detergent, and soft brush.
Feng Shui Placement: Family & health. Peridot is great to keep in the kitchen or dining room.
♡ Chakra: Heart and Solar Plexus
♡ Element: Air and Fire
♡ Numerology: 6
♡ Zodiac Sign: Leo, Virgo, Gemini
♡ Attracts luck, prosperity & protection against negative energy
♡ Brings energy to accomplish goals and success in all areas
♡ Teaches the language of love and connection with the Divine
♡ Promotes a state of overall well being; a great stone for healers
♡ Supports the heart, blood and healing from addiction
Use + Crystal pairings
Peridot is a great stone to wear for protection and overall health & wellbeing. Peridot can be kept by the bed for protection against night terrors. It can also be used in body layouts and healing grids.
Amethyst + Peridot
I love to recommend this combination to anyone who struggling with night terrors. Amethyst and Peridot are both extremely effective in blocking negative energy and intentions. They also help prevent unwelcome or malicious spirits or entities from entering your home or your body's energy field.
Seraphinite + Peridot
This combination is great for connecting and experiencing love from the divine. Seraphinite and Peridot help you feel Divine love and connect with angels and other spirit guides.
Moldavite + Peridot
I love to recommend this pairing for manifesting a transformation for your love life. Moldavite and Peridot strengthen relationships meant to last or accelerate an ending that was meant to happen.
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