Peridot is known for its beautiful green hues, unlike most gemstones, Peridot is only found in one single colour. In the past, it has been mistaken for Emerald. But all green gemstones where called Emerald in ancient times. Queen Cleopatra’s royal jewels were Peridots. Considered one of the world’s oldest gems, peridot was discovered as early as 1500 B.C. Records indicate that the first stones were found on Topazo Island (now St. John’s) in the Egyptian Red Sea. According to legend, island inhabitants were forced to collect the stones for Pharaoh’s treasury. Supposedly, the islanders were forced to mine for the gem both day and night, and they were able to spot the green gemstone during nighttime purely because of the stone’s beautiful glow. Because of this, Ancient Egyptians referred to the stone as “the gem of the sun.” Today, peridot is the national gem of Egypt.
Peridot has been linked to the Diamond for one reason, most gemstones are formed in the Earth’s crust, however, Peridot is formed much deeper. Found twenty to fifty miles deep underground, just like Diamonds. Because of the dept at which they form, they are only available because of tectonic plate activity (earthquakes) or volcano eruptions.
Today, Peridot is considered a birthstone for those born in August. However, Peridots’ energies are for everyone. Known for attracting love and peace, alleviating jealousy and resentment. Peridot is a calming gemstone that opens us to joy and reduces stress, anger and guilt. Excellent for the liver and gallbladder, releasing toxins at all levels.
Wearing Peridot will bring good luck, prosperity, peace and protection. Peridot protects agains psychic attacks and the evil eye. Said to also protect against spells and hexes, and keeping away negative spirits. It has been worn as a Talisman for centuries. Crystal grid with raw Peridot for prosperity and protection, a good combination is Citrine and Pyrite.