Along with diamond, peridot is one of the only two gems formed in the molten rock of the upper mantle, rather than in the earth’s crust. It occurs in a range of striking shades of green. Linked to the heart chakra, peridot is useful in regards to emotional health, reducing sadness, depression, jealousy, anger, and lethargy.
Peridot stimulates self-awareness and self-confidence, opening your heart to new ideas and relationships. It helps you to learn from and move on from mistakes, sharpening your mental clarity and aiding self-acceptance. It is a stone of abundance, prosperity and good luck.
History Newsflash: The Ancient Romans called peridot the ‘emerald of the evening’, since its colour could still be vividly seen at night by the light of a candle or fire.