Peridot in the Gemstone LibraryPeridot

Name Origin: Peridot or Chrysolite means "golden stone" in Greek.

Historical significance/folklore: Believed in ancient times to keep away evil spirits. It is still a protective stone and a powerful cleanser. Peridot has been adored since ancient times and has been valued for centuries. People in the Middle Ages wore Peridot to gain foresight and divine inspiration. Legend has it that pirates favored Peridot to protect them against evil. Peridot was greatly prized by Egyptian Kings. Some of Cleopatra's emeralds were in fact Peridots.

Gemstone properties: Cleansing stone, it brings openness in love and relationships, warmth and understanding. It can show hoe to detach ones self in order to look at you r own higher energies for guidance. Helps people let go of things that are counterproductive and aids in the understanding of your own destiny.

Healing Properties: Jealousy, anger, stress, tissue regeneration, birth contractions, gallbladder, digestive problems, regulation of cycles.