Peridot

Peridot – Birthstone of August

peridot gemstone

Peridot is the birthstone of August. Peridot and opal are the gemstones for the astrological sign of Libra (September 23 – October 22). Peridot is the 16th anniversary wedding gemstone.

Peridot comes in all shades of green. When looking at this gemstone from different angles you may observe different shades of green.

It also has needle-like insertions which are called “Ludwig needles”. It is a beautiful and extremely popular stone. The peridot is a member of the Olivine mineral family. These are minerals that are rich on magnesium silicate.

Peridot: Meaning and Symbolism

follow your dreams

Peridot is said to help a person follow his or her passion; to be true to your own heart and desires.

It is a stone that will help you move forward and release the past. If you desire to move forward, you must let go of all negativity of the past.

This is the stone to wear to improve your chances of making your dreams a reality.

It increases your willpower and makes you more aware of what you think about. As we all know our thoughts create our actions. It helps you take responsibility for your own life.

It is connected to the heart chakra.

This gemstone promotes increase. It is especially helpful for those who find it difficult to receive. It is said to help the wearer receive more naturally and gratefully. This would be a good stone for those of us who find it easy to give but difficult to accept favors or gifts from others.

Peridot promotes fame. This is a perfect stone for all who desire to be in the spot light of public attention. Peridot symbolizes strength and energy as well. These are qualities any famous person will need.

Wearing a necklace with a peridot stone is believed to make the wearer happy and optimistic. It was told this gemstone will dispel all kinds of jealousy and envy.

This gemstone is also rumored to keep nightmares away. In this case a peridot stone must be kept on your nightstand. You do not want the gemstone in your bed at night, but as close to your bed as possible. If nightmares are a real problem, many say that a dreamcatcher on the wall also may help.

Peridot Name Meaning

There is some uncertainty about the origins of the name. It may come from the Greek word “peridona” which means “to give riches”. It could also come from the Arabic word “faridot” which simply means gem. The French word “peritot” means “unclear” and is not our favorite alternative.

This gemstone also goes by the name chrysolite. The name chrysolite comes from Ancient Greek and means “golden stone”. They called it that because the gemstone seemed to have flashes of gold in it.

It is called by its old name chrysolite in the Bible. The foundations of the walls of the new world are described In Revelation 21:19-20. The seventh foundation is made of chrysolite.

Peridot in Ancient Times

Raw green peridot gemstones

The Ancient Egyptians loved this stone and would often use it as amulets. In those cases they would often engrave a message on the stone. The Ancient Egyptians were known to call this stone “Gem of the Sun”.

A popular amulet in Ancient times was a peridot stone with an illustration of a torch engraved in it. This particular amulet was believed to attract prosperity and riches.

The Ancient Romans called this gemstone “The Evening Emerald”.

The Goddess Pele and Peridot

The peridot is sacred to the goddess Pele. The goddess Pele was the Hawaiian volcano and fire goddess. The goddess Pele is also the creator of the Hawaiian Islands according to mythology.

There is actually a beach in Oahu which has green sand. It is covered with very tiny particles of olivines/peridots. According to mythology these grains of green sand are the tears of the goddess Pele.

Visitors beware: it is forbidden to remove any of this green sand from the beach.

Peridot Occurrence

Most of the peridots are mined in Arizona in the United States. This gemstone is also found in Australia, Brazil, Burma, China and Norway. The stone has also been found in remote places in Pakistan.

In 2003 scientists made an amazing discovery. Peridot was discovered on the planet Mars. That was quite a sensation!

Anniversary Gemstones

wedding anniversary gemstones

List of anniversary gemstones. Anniversary gemstones are the perfect gifts for any wedding anniversary. Also included are the alternative gemstone for the anniversary year.

Agate

agate luck

The agate stone is powerful talisman. Explore the symbolism, meaning and superstitions. Agate is great for gardens, farmers, horseback riders. It is also a great stone to increase your self-confidence.

Opal Gemstone

opal gemstone symbolism

Discover the meaning of the Opal Gemstone. Myth and symbolism of the Opal stone, the birthstone of October. Why do some believe it is unlucky?

Tigers Eye

tigers eye stone meaning

Tiger’s Eye gemstone meaning and benefits. This powerful stone is a wonderful stone to help you reach your goals and stay focused on what really matters.

Citrine Gemstone

citrine stone meaning

The Citrine gemstone is widely known as «the money gemstone». Many also call it “the merchant’s gemstone”. Wear this gemstone to attract money.

Garnet Stone

garnet stone symbolsism

The garnet stone is the birthstone of January. It is also the 2nd and 6th anniversary gemstone. The gemstone is connected to love and business success.

Turquoise Stone

Turquoise stone symbolism

Turquoise stone is the birthstone of December. It is also a lucky amulet for flying on planes. It is known as a protective stone for horses. Read more

Sapphire

sapphire symbolism

The sapphire gemstone is the birthstone of September. It is also the anniversary stone of the 5th, 45th and 70th anniversary. Sapphire symbolism and superstitions,

Ruby

ruby gem meaning

Ruby is the birthstone for July and the anniversary stone of the 15th and 40th anniversary. Discover the symbolism and meaning of the ruby gemstone.

Pearl

Pearls June birthstone

The pearl is the birthstone of June, also the gem of the 3rd and 30th anniversary. Discover the meaning and symbolism of pearls.

Emerald

Emerald crystals meaning

Emerald is the birthstone of May. Emerald is also the zodiac stone of Cancer. Discover the meaning and symbolism of this precious green gemstone.

Diamond

diamond meaning

Birthstone of April Diamond is the birthstone of April. It is also the gemstone for…

Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone of February and the zodiac sign of Pisces. The legend of Amethyst. The gemstone meaning in myth and lore.

Topaz Stone

Topaz birthstone of November

The topaz stone is the November birthstone. Discover the meaning, symbolism and superstions of the topaz gemstone. The topaz color. Topaz in the Bible.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.