Peridot - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History and Myths

Peridot Last updated : February 17, 2020 8:47 PM

Peridot gems have been used since ancient times in the world of gems and jewellery. Earlier they were called as Olivine. This is a striking gemstone for the manifestation of all desired things which connects with the divine mind.

These lovely stones are available in fresh lime-green color, which gives them a natural and subtle summer look. The color of the Peridot ranges from yellowish-green to greenish-yellow. Peridot Jewelry pieces are attractive and affordable.

Peridots date back to early Egyptians when they used to be the favourite and preferred of the royals and the clergies. Peridots were used in the adornment of everything from the crown of the queen to the sword of the knights. Moreover, they were one of the gemstones present in the jewellery box of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra.

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Where is Peridot found?

In the present times, the most vital deposits of Peridot are found in the Kashmir region of Pakistan, and on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The other deposits of Peridot are found in Vietnam, Myanmar, China, Kenya, Norway (north of Bergen), Brazil (Minas Gerais), Mexico, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia (Queensland), United States (Arizona and Hawaii), and Tanzania. Most recently, China has turned out to be the largest producer of Peridot.

Healing Properties

Peridot is helpful to its wearers in the following ways:

  • Physical Healing

Peridot is a stone of buoyancy and splendour. Only religious or clear-minded persons are able to understand the efficiency of Peridot. The person with too many material problems will not be able to appreciate and comprehend the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual person must wear a Peridot pendant that constantly touches the throat and gives it a soothing effect.

Peridot, when worn in the neck, protect against negative emotions. It heals the liver and gall bladder as well.

  • Heals Emotionally

The vibration of these exquisite green stones can be compared to as a stimulant for the body, as the Peridot stones will help you to restore to health, both physically and emotionally. On the emotional grounds, Peridots have an outstanding action that supports the wearer and makes him feel good and comfortable.  They will help you to set free from yourself the feelings of irritation, anger and jealousy.

  • Cure Health Issues

The energy that Peridots holds in them works towards healing the chest, gut, stomach, and duodenal ulcers. These crystals are thought to help out the body to repair health issues, such as problems in the heart, spleen, lungs, and intestines. Peridots are considered valuable stone for too many health issues.

  • Heals Chakra

Peridots are considered as a curative remedy for healing Solar Plexus chakra and Heart chakra. It heals the chakra by giving them deep strength. By cleaning the Heart chakra, Peridot protects a person from the influences of negative thoughts and emotions.  It spreads love and compassion in the heart of the wearer and makes him stay away from the feelings of hatred, envy, and revulsion. The Solar Plexus chakra, on the other hand, is the chakra that inculcates creativity, power, and self-esteem in a person. Peridot, by cleaning the solar plexus chakra, enhances these powers.

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Peridot Facts

Some facts about Peridot

  • The largest cut Peridot olivine is kept in Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., which weighs 310 carat or 62Kgs.  
  • Peridot olivine is the birthstone for the people born in the month of August.
  • Napoleon used Peridot to promise Josephine of his everlasting love and appreciation for her.
  • In former times, National leaders who publically used to wear Peridot were thought to be moderate, reasonable and wise.
  • Recommended for the 16th anniversary.

Metaphysical Properties

The term Peridot is believed to have been derived from the Arabic word “Friday”, which means “gem”, and from the Greek word “Peridona”, which means “something that provide richness”. Peridot is a magnesium-rich variety, which was earlier called as Olivine. Olivine is a silicate mineral. On Moh’s scale, the hardness of Peridot ranges in between 6.5 to 7.

Peridot at a Glance

Cleavage Poor
Other Names Chrysolite, Hawaiite
Crystal Habit NA
Streak White
Refractive Index 1.654-1.69 
Diaphaneity Transparent
Moh's scale (hardness) 6.5–7
Sources China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Kenya, Norway, Brazil, Mexico, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, United States, and Tanzania
Chemical formula (Mg, Fe)2SiO4
Lustre Vitreous
Color Green, Greenish Yellow, Brownish Green
Chakra Healing Solar plexus chakra, Heart chakra
Birthstone August
Zodiac Libra

Peridot Color

Peridot is individual of the few gemstones that emerge in only one color, which is olive green. The tint and intensity of the green, conversely, depends on how much iron does the crystal structure of the Peridot contains. Hence, the color of single Peridot gems can vary from pale yellow to lime to brownish-green. The most prized shade of Peridot is the dark olive-green.

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Reply on 1/11/14
I have heard that Peridot is best for the one who was born in the month of August. It bestows its wearer all the important healing powers and properties. I wanna go for it, please suggest.
Reply on 12/11/14
you may tune this gemstone if you find it harmonizing to your needs...the comes birthstone..and you know what it is your will suit you...don't think anything else...just go for it..Best of Luck..!!
Reply on 18/4/15
hi Tate...let me help you...i am the wearer of Peridot gemstone and find it helpful for me.. I was also much confused about myself physically, emotionally and spiritually...but after wearing this talisman i have found a right path...which is taking me towards the goals of my try it out...and enjoy its benefits..
Reply on 4/5/15
Ichae Semos
Hey Tate, ask Mittens if you want to ask anything related to Peridot or ant other healing related question. It is a page on Jewelexi where their experts offer free service. They reply soon with the best solution ever.
Reply on 18/6/15
Una Chaves
Peridot Stone is natural and gives a summer look to wear. it helps in avoiding negative feelings such as jealousy and stress.

i had a good experience with this stone and would like to buy it in future!!..

Reply on 13/8/15
Peridots is such an amazing gemstone I like its color and the shine in the stone.
Reply on 28/6/19
Such a lovely collection!!
Reply on 27/8/19
The healing properties of this stone are just mind-blowing...Like it so much.
Reply on 11/10/19
Peridot is my all-time favorite stone and its green color is just so eye-catching...Thank you for providing such beautiful designs.
Reply on 3/12/19
This stone is so different I never saw this kind of stone.Very beautiful
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