Peridot is also called Chrysolite, and is a gem quality variety of Olivine. It has a high magnesium content giving it a higher desirability in the gem industry. Unlike most other crystals and minerals, Peridot is one of the few that occurs in only one color; olive green. What changes within a peridot, is the saturation and tint of green which is dependent on how much iron is present within. Peridots then can range in color, from pale yellow, to olive to brown-green though they have quite rarely been a pure green with no secondary hints or tints.
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Hardness: 6.5 - 7
Chakra: Heart; Solar Plexus
Energy Vibration: 5 and 6
Zodiac Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Virgo
Source: Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Egypt, Italy, Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Sri Lanka, and USA
Beneficial For: Anger, Assertion, Bipolar Disorder, Confidence, Hypochondria, Jealousy, Lethargy, Resentment, Spitefulness, and, Stress
Used in ancient times to ward against evil spirits, Peridot is still a protective stone today. It is also a powerful cleansing stone, ideal for releasing and neutralizing toxins, Peridot purifies the subtle and the physical bodies, as well as the mind. Peridot shows how to detach oneself from outside influences and to look inward for higher guidance. It teaches that holding on to people, or the past even is counterproductive. Peridot is a vision crystal, lending itself to allow the user to understand their life path and core purpose. It is particularly helpful for healers.