Metaphysical Guide

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.