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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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
It may create an improvement in your spirituality and health, and the energy of these green stones also helps to create an increase in love and joy in your life
It brings improved emotional health, and 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.
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.
Using Peridot gemstones will increase your self esteem, and aid you to let go of guilt, felt from past experiences.
It is both a heart and solar plexus chakra stone and its energy is warm and powerful, bringing light and beauty into your life.
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.
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.