Peridot Gemstones...

For Prosperity And Happiness!

Peridot ring set in silverPeridot Gemstone Ring

Peridot gemstones have been in use for many thousands of years, and were historically called Olivine.

The vibration of these lovely lime green stones resonates with the frequency of increase, so it is a noteworthy gemstone for manifestation of all desired things.

It may increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought.

It is known as a stone for prosperity and happiness. These lovely lime-green stones are birthstones for August, September and October, and make beautiful precious jewelry.

The green color is caused by its iron content. It is an important stone to use for cellular rejuvenation, and to help the problems associated with aging.

Where Is It From... Peridot Meaning

Peridot gemstones have been found in a large number of locations, including Brazil, Pakistan, Australia, Ireland, Russia, Sri Lanka, USA and Egypt. This is the gem quality stone of Forsterite Olivine, and it is a beautiful transparent, green colored stone.

Hence its ancient name Olivine, although the color may range from a light yellow green or lime green color through to the darker olive green shade, including a brownish green.

Taking into consideration the amount of time that this stone has been in use, it has only been known by this name for around two hundred years.

The meaning of the name Peridot comes from the French word 'peritot' which is believed to come from an Arabic word 'faridat', which means precious stone. It has also been called names such as 'poor mans Emerald' and 'Peles tears'.

Peridot History

Some of the earliest records of this stone come from the Bible. One of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest in Jerusalem, was a stone known as chrysolite, which is believed to have been this lovely green gemstone.

Early records relating Peridot come from the Roman historian Pliny, who wrote about it in about 50 ad. He said that Peridot had already been mined in Egypt for thousands of years.

Peridot aka Olivine crystalsNatural raw Peridot crystals growing on basalt

The first discovered source of this gem was on the Egyptian island Zagbargad, where they have been mining this beautiful green gem since ancient times.

The Peridot history goes back to ancient times, when they called this stone "Topazios", which was what the Greeks called Zagbargad, the island where it was mined.

Peridot GemstonePeridot Gemstone Earrings

While it is possible that the stone talked about were Emerald gemstones, it is highly probable that it was Peridot gemstones that were being used and that information recorded about their use.

In the middle ages, Peridots were brought back to Europe from the middle east by Crusaders, and this was when European interest in the stone began.

How Will It Help You?

PeridotPeridot Gemstone Point. Natural stone from Supatt in Pakistan

The energy of these green stones helps to create an increase in love and joy in your life and brings improved emotional health. It may also create an improvement in your spirituality and health.

It is a very effective stone to manifest growth in your abundance and prosperity, and its action to manifest an increase in the flow of money is amazing.

Using Peridot gemstones will increase your self esteem, and aid you to let go of guilt, felt from past experiences.

It is historically reputed, and has been known since ancient times, to be a good stone to wear for protection against psychic attack, so it is especially good to use while doing spiritual work.

It is both a heart and solar plexus chakra stone and its energy is warm and powerful, bringing light and beauty into your life.

Its vibration will connect you to the energy of the heart chakra, to encourage you to feel a love for the earth and its creatures.

Who Should Use Peridot Stones

You will see on the birthstone list by month that Peridots are an August birthstone, and a September and October birthstone.

One of the easier ways to achieve this is to wear one of the lovely Peridot gemstone rings or a pendant.

If you intend to buy Peridot jewellery, that has no other stones mixed with it, buy a piece to wear on the body at the level of the heart chakra or solar plexus chakra.

Lovely lime green Peridot jewelry is easy to buy.

These beautiful stones are made into a range of different birthstone jewelry types and styles, and you will find it featured on the zodiac birthstones list.

These include birthstone pendants, earrings and you may even get a lovely Peridot birthstone ring like the one in the picture below.

It is a Scorpio birthstone, as well as a Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius birthstone, and its ancient use has made it popular from then until current times.

Peridot Gemstone JewelryPeridot Gemstone Bracelet




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When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones.

Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently. Knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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