Peridot is a gem variety from the Olivine mineral group, - the bottle green color is usually called Peridot – the yellowish green colour is usually called Chrysolite – the olive green is usually called Olivine. In common usage all names are applied across the group.
Peridot is mentioned in many ancient texts as Chrysolite, and was believed to keep away evil spirits. Considered sacred by early Christians, today Catholic Bishops still wear a ring of Peridot and Amethyst as a symbol of purity and morality.
Peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature, it was also known as a stone of lightness and beauty.
Peridot has been used as a Power Stone for centuries. It promotes emotional balance, and helps us heal from past emotional wounds. It clears a pathway to the heart and heals damaged egos, relieving burdens, guilt and obsessions. It alleviates anger, jealousy, bitterness, and reduces stress. Allows you to confidently assert yourself and also teaches you how to forgive yourself and move forward, taking responsibility for your own life.
Peridot helps you move past the hurt and understand your relationships. It adds intelligence to your romantic situations, giving you a bit of common sense in affairs of the heart, and protecting you from unnecessary heartache. Its influence can greatly improve all relationships, especially difficult ones.
Peridot is particularly helpful to healers. A Visionary stone, it brings understanding of your destiny and spiritual purpose. Releases negative vibrations, and promotes clarity and well being.
This stone is a powerful cleanser, releasing and neutralizing toxins on all levels. It has a tonic effect. Strengthens the metabolism, heals and regenerates tissue and organs, stimulating healthy new growth. Facilitate the birth process, by stimulating contractions and opening the birth canal. Its energy balances Bipolar disorders and overcomes hypochondria.
Peridot is also a Money Stone; wear it to draw money and opportunity your way. Put a Peridot in your cash box to draw money to you, along with a Citrine to help keep it once you get it!