Introduction To Peridot
Peridot is a gem-quality olivine mineral. People who travel to volcanic rock areas can often bring back some rocks that are wrapped and inlaid with olivine. Perodot is one of the important indicators in volcanic activity. Peridot can also be found in certain meteorites. Peridot was first discovered on an island in the Red Sea and was named “Topazus”. The Greeks named Chrysolite “Chrysolite”. This name is still used for some particularly translucent peridot crystals. In ancient times, peridot was considered to have the effect of dispelling evil spirits and exorcising demons, and was of high value, especially when it was inlaid on gold.
Chemical formula: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4
Color: green, yellow-green
Luster: grease luster to glass luster
Crystal system: orthorhombic crystal system
Identification and Maintenance of Peridot
Large crystals are rarely seen in peridot. Usually, most of the peridot crystals are like beads or coarse flakes.
The luster of peridot is very strong, and the luster will be better if polished.
Peridot crystals are prismatic with vertical stripes.
Peridot is relatively brittle, so it is best to keep it separate.
Peridot Crystal Meaning
Symbolizes the vitality of the natural world.
Provide defensive protection against harmful forces and influences.
Healing Function of Peridot
Repair emotional balance
Cover unwanted ways of thinking
Let go of the past
Help strengthen personal identity
How To Use Peridot Crystal
To stimulate the natural healing process, you can put four peridot on the body: one at the bottom of the throat, one beside the heart, one beside each kidney, and at the same time put a grounded stone (such as hematite) at the feet to promote the whole process.
When the peridot is made into a pendulum for treatment, it can release perseverance and promote the level of insight.
The forsterite component lacks iron, but in other respects it is very similar to peridot.
Iron olives contain more iron and are red or brown with metallic luster.
Forsterite is also a kind of olivine, with iron content higher than magnesium, and usually brown or black.