Peridot is a beautiful green to yellow-green gemstone considered as one of the best stones for neutralizing toxins. Peridot crystal is used for alleviating jealousy, bitterness, hatred, greed, reducing stress, anger, opening your heart to love, joy, and happiness.
For many years Peridot was considered to be "lesser gemstone" that is easy to find and pretty inexpensive. This beautiful crystal was slowly falling from popularity to be almost forgotten for centuries. Thankfully, it bounced back and it is pretty popular nowadays and loved for its healing properties and beauty.
Peridot is one together with Diamond created in molten rock and brought to light by extreme forces of volcanoes and earthquakes. Other Peridot crystals are brought to Earth by meteorites and have extraterrestrial origins. Traces of these crystals were found in comet dust, it is found on the Moon and detected by NASA on their Mars observation.
Peridot gemstone comes in different shades of green color and it is one of the few crystals that is formed in a single color. The energy of this stone is associated with the Sun and brings warmth, stimulates mental and physical regeneration to the person wearing it. It is associated with happiness, love, abundance, wealth, protection against evil spirits, magic, overcoming fears, phobias, and negativity. It comes in different shades of green color and ranges from translucent to transparent with a vitreous luster.
Mineralogy: Chrysolite, Olivine variety
Color: green, olive green, yellow-green
Hardness: 6.5-7 Mohs scale
Spirituality: spiritual balance, spiritual energy,
Emotions: happiness, forgiveness, compassion, well-being, love, emotional healing, joy
Mental: wisdom, mind, awareness, harmony, manifestation, money, abundance, optimism, prosperity
Physical: metabolism, skin, immune system, heart, lungs, spleen, eyes, thymus, ulcer, intestinal tract
Name of Peridot gemstone comes from the Arabic word "faridat" that literally means gemstone. During the time of Ancient Egypt, it was mined only for their Pharaohs. Back then, Egypt held a monopoly on Peridot mining. They religiously protected their mines on mysterious Zabargad Island in the Red Sea that was finally forgotten and then rediscovered back in 1905. Peridot is nowadays considered as National Gem of Egypt.
Peridot healing properties are considered to be helpful for regulating physical, emotional and mental cycles of a person life. It is associated with breaking negative patterns, improving intellect, removing blockages, opening person heart to gratitude and grace. Peridot is often called "Stone of Transformation" for its capability to help from addiction recovery. It is often used by healers, for boosting energy, removing emotional issues, release tension, nervous, and jealousy.
Peridot is great for physical healing, it will help balance the endocrine system, with special focus on the adrenal glands. Wearing jewelry made from this crystal will help you be and feel healthier, more radiant and much stronger. This stone is often used as support for the digestive system as it helps nutrient assimilation, it is great for the liver, spleen, gall bladder, and pancreas.
Peridot is considered to be a great supporting stone for people having frequent mood swings and different psychological disorders. It is very helpful for overcoming depression, melancholy and suggested for hypochondria. Its balancing energy is great for people that have bipolar disorder.
Peridot is considered to be one of the most amazing gemstones associated with emotional healing for its properties to resolve crucial matters of the heart. This crystal dispels all negative feelings that are associated with self-blame. Moreover, its positive energy will help you overcome anger, spite, jealousy, fury, impatience, and agitation.
Peridot is a great transformation stone that will transform your negative and destructive feelings and change them into gratitude, compassion, and love. It is very beneficial for people that have a hard time overcoming past betrayals and help them move forward in their life. Wearing this stone will teach you how to examine your past experiences and learn from them.
Most importantly, wearing jewelry made from Peridot crystal will help you admit your mistakes, learn from them, learn how to forgive yourself and start living a better life. It will help you understand what you have neglected for a long time and confront the damage your negativity caused.
Peridot carries amazing positive energy that will help you activate your Hearth Chakra. It will help you regulate interaction with the outside world and help you balance yourself. Once your Heart chakra is in balance you will notice relationship improvement without emotional reactions. Yellow energy that radiates from this crystal is associated with Solar Plexus Chakra and it will improve your digestion and immune system.
Peridot is considered to be one of the best cleansing gemstones that help to release toxins on all body levels. Wearing this crystal will help you alleviate negative feelings, jealousy, spite, hatred, bitterness, greed, and irritation. It will boost positivity and bring into your life joy, happiness, improve relations and bring new ones. Wearing this stone is considered to be very beneficial for boosting confidence, motivation, it will open your mind to new beautiful things and improve your health.
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Please note that gemstones should not be used as a substitute for your prescriptions or alternative treatment for any illness or health problem. Healing gemstones are not the solution but additional help. Always consult your doctor.