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Nature of Material: Peridot (PEAR-ih-doe) belongs to the forsterite-fayalite mineral series, which is part of the olivine group; orthorhombic crystal system; chemical com-position (Mg,Fe)2SiO4

Appearance: It transparent to translucent (in highly included stones) yellowish green to greenish yellow to brownish green Phenomena: extremely rare; an asteriated stone has been reported.
Variety and Trade Names
Chrysolite - used primarily in Europe; the term has also been applied to yellowish green chrysoberyl.
Hawaiite - Peridot from Hawaii

Evening emerald, night emerald, bastard emerald
Typical Size Range: I to over 5 ct; faceted stones over-300 ct are known
Typical Cutting Styles: faceted, tumbled, beads
Optic Character: DR, biaxial positive or negative (the beta index is usually almost exactly halfway between the extremes)
Refractive Index: 1.654-1.690 (±.020)
Birefringence: .035 to .038, usually .036
Dispersion: .020
Pleochroism: weak yellow-green and green; noticeable only in dark stones
Specific Gravity: 3.34 (+ .14, -.07)
Polish Luster: vitreous
Fracture: conchoidal
Luster: vitreous to sub vitreous
Cleavage: rarely seen; imperfect to distinct in one direction

Identifying Characteristics
moderate doubling due to birefringence; disk-like liquid and gas inclusions ("lily pads"); dark octahedral chromites crystals

Availability: plentiful
Public Recognition: familiar
Birthstone Designation
August, Leo (approximately July 23 - Aug. 22), 16th wedding anniversary

Major Source: US. Others: Australia, Brazil, Burma, China, Egypt (Zabargad), Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Sri Lanka
Recommended Disclosures: Warn customers and bench jewelers to avoid acids and sudden temperature changes. Caution bench jewelers never to put peridot in a pickling solution.
The Meaning Of Peridot
The Meaning Of Peridot

PERIDOT - The stone of emotional healing

Astrological Signs of Leo, Virgo and Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
August Birthstone
Vibrates to the numbers 5, 6, and 7

Metaphysical Properties: Peridot has be used as a Power Stone for centuries. Peridot fosters emotional balance, and helps us heal from past emotional wounds. It clears the path way to the heart and heals damaged egos. Anger , jealousy, bitterness, and irritation are usually a result from wounded hearts ( and sometimes, a wounded EGO).
Peridot helps us move past the hurt, and understand our relationships. It adds intelligence to your romantic situations, giving you a bit of common sense in affairs of the heart, and protecting you from unnecessary heartache. Peridot is particularly good for healing the healers. A Visionary stone, it brings understanding of destiny and purpose.
Releases negative vibrations, and promotes clarity and well being.
Peridot is also a Money Stone. Wear it to draw money and opportunity your way. Put Peridot in your cash box along with Citrine. Peridot will help to draw money to you, and Citrine will help to keep it once you get it! Jealousy: Particular good in helping to deal with jealousy, a very dark destructive emotion. Worn by the ancient Egyptian high priest to guard against jealousy of the Pharaoh's power.

Happiness: Being a "Sun" energy stone due to its yellow-green color, makes Peridot a warm, friendly, happy stone. Stress-reliever (anxiety). More powerful when set in yellow gold. More effective when pierced, as in a bead form.
Depression: In ancient times, the Romans wore Peridot to relieve depression.
Cleansing: Strengthens, and regenerates all organs, stimulating new, healthy growth. Acts as if one had just taken a Health Tonic. Promotes sleep
Lost Items: Can be used to bring results to a search - seeking and of lost or mislaid items, but applies to the spiritual realm as well, as in feeling despair, spiritually lost , or emotionally isolated. 
Childbirth: Has been used to facilitate the birth process, stimulating contractions and opening the birth canal. Slip a piece into your "birth room" sack you are taking to the hospital.
Colors: Lime Green, Yellow-green, olive-green, One of the few gemstones sometimes found in meteorites. Lime is a cleansing color, so it helps clean out any accumulated toxins. This relates to food, diet, and toxins associated with drugs, smoking and alcohol.
Green signifies a good luck stone. Too much lime around you, and you can become unbalanced, Too little and we may feel hateful and envious. ( green with envy?) Physical Healing Properties: Used by Egyptians, Aztecs, and Incas to gently cleanse and heal the physical heart (lungs, lymph, breast) , spleen, intestinal tract, and strengthens eyes in regards to astigmatism and nearsighted-ness.. Gems leaning more to the yellow side in color are also for Solar Plexus (stomach, liver, adrenal) Helps heal infection, ulcers, and thyroid.

Careers: Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Crew, Hospital workers, Dentist, Optometrist, Healing, Care Giver, Technicians, Veterinarians, Counselors, Physicians, Ministers, Clergy, Mothers
Alleviates: Emotional Stress, depression, raging anger, fear, jealousy, anxiety, nervousness, protection , influenza, depression, obesity, constipation, ulcers, diabetes. Particularly good for fears and nightmares. Enhances Relaxation, Comfort, Prosperity, Growth, Openness, health, wealth, sleep, relaxation, health vigor, recuperative abilities, comfort and intuition. Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth.. Extra on
Peridot : 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous - Addiction and Beginners
Stone: De-toxin: Nice gift for someone in their first year. Processes, Releases and neutralizes toxins on all levels. 2nd Step Stone: A good first "Spiritual Stone" for people who have not yet had a spiritual awakening, or are having trouble relating to a "Higher Power" as it helps people who are having trouble relating to the reality of a world beyond the physical world. 8th Step Stone: Helps us deal with anger, jealousy, envy, and other strong emotions particularly in relationships with others, which might get in our way or "becoming willing" to make amends to those people. In healing these past hurts, and getting these strong emotions under control, we begin to see the part we played in any given situation on a more detached intellectual level rather than an emotion level.

General Gemstone Details
At one time, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. This gemstone is actually known by three names: Peridot, Chrysolith and Olivin, because peridot is the gemstone variety of the olivine mineral. In the gemstone trade it is generally called peridot, a name derived from the Greek word "peridona", with a meaning along the lines of "giving plenty". Peridot is one of the few gemstones which exist only in one color. Finest traces of iron account for the deep green color with a slight golden hue. Chemically Peridot is just an iron-magnesium-silicate, and the intensity of color depends on the amount of iron contained. The color as such can come in any variation from yellow-green and olive to brownish green.

Peridot is not especially hard – it only achieves about 6.5 to 7 on the Moh’s´ scale – and yet it is easy to care for and quite robust. The most beautiful stones come from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. Peridot as gemstone does also exist in Myanmar, China, the USA, Africa and Australia. Stones from East Burma, today’s Myanmar, show a vivid green with fine silky inclusions. Peridot from the American state of Arizona, where it is quite popular in Native Indian jewelry, often shows a yellowish to golden brown shade.

Scientific Properties: Moh’s Hardness of 6.5 with a orthorhombic crystal structure. Peridot is gem quality specimens of the mineral olivine. Peridot has an olive or bottle green color that is due to the presence of iron, and a distinctive oily or greasy luster. Sources of peridot include Egypt (St. John's Island), China, Myanmar, Brazil, Norway and the USA as well as Australia and South Africa. The Crusaders brought peridot to Europe in the Middle Ages from St. John's Island in the Red Sea, where it has been mined for over 3,500 years.

Mystical Properties: Peridot is told to have the ability to bring healing and vitality to the whole body. It it said to increase patience, confidence and assertiveness. Stories told since ancient times about how this gemstone has the ability to slow the aging process. The joyful and friendly energy of this stone helps to make and seal friendships, it clears the heart, releases the ego, which in turn cleanses jealousy and anger, hence bringing about a sense of peace and quiet amusement. A visionary stone, peridot helps connect us to our destinies and to an understanding of the purpose of existence. Can assist us in visualize not only the ultimate peak of physical but of spiritual continuation as well. However, if you are confused or fearful, Peridot should be used in a limited way, as it releases toxins and brings them to the surface, thus neutralizing them.

Healing Properties: Peridot reduces stress, stimulates the mind, and amplifies intuitive awareness. It is most useful as a balancer of the glandular system, as peridot assists with tissue regeneration and purifies the body by strengthening the blood. It is also told to aid in digestion and to reduce fever. Commonly used in treating emotional states such as anger or jealousy and irritation. It's color as well as the stone, Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth. It has the power to heal hurt feelings and mend damaged relationships. It is especially good for healing the healers.

Magical Properties: Energy: Receptive Element: Earth Associated Metal: Gold Powers: Protection, wealth, health, sleep Peridot is indeed a springtime gemstone, well beyond it's bemusing springtime color, as it has the ability to project you into a new life cycle. If you seem to be stuck and not moving forward, use peridot along with a white and green candle. By aligning the subtle bodies and increasing the desire for personal growth, it can lead one to new doors of opportunity. Peridot can also help you discover your destiny or purpose in life. It opens one up to new challenges and adventures. It is also helpful in warding off evil spirits.

Venus and Sun Traditional Birthstone for the Month of August. Stone of Virgo, Leo and Sagittarius. To dream of peridot signifies that you need to be cautious for a period of time.

Chakra Classification: Clears 4th, Heart Chakra pathway, strengthening breath of life, prosperity, growth and openness. Peridot when used to cleanse and to stimulate the 4th, Heart Chakra and 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra, brings openness and acceptance to the intellectual pursuit in matters of love and relationships.

For specific chakra work though, because it acts to seal the aura, it is suggested that peridot be removed while working on chakras other than the heart and solar plexus.


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