Peridot: Stone for Light and Solar Energy

Peridot Chips in a Bowl


A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the great green stone.

Peridot is a pale green, olive green, lime green, or yellow-green colored gemstone which can be are formed through the fires of molten rock and brought to the surface by violent behavior in the Earth's upper mantle.

Raw Pieces of Peridot


Stone for Light and Solar Energy

A stone that has been loved and admired for its beauty and relationship with the sun. Because the stone was tied to the sun, a celestial and divine body, it was associated with getting rid of nightmares and negative spirits or negative energy. Today, many still associate peridot with a stone of positivity and banishing all fears. Historically, peridot was admired by a mix of civilisations. Though sometimes it found home in the halls of conquerors if it could not be acquired by trade.   


The pronunciation of peridot is often a subject of debate among gem collectors and enthusiasts. Why? Well, peridot pronunciation typically falls in two camps: those who prefer to pronounce it like /pɛɹɪdoʊ/ (per-ih-dot) and those who pronounce it like /pɛɹɪdɑt/ (per-ih-dow). 

This comes from the name's origin. As you might guess, the term entered the English dictionary from French. In French, the 't' is not pronounced.

So, which is correct? Well, the answer is simply: both. Both pronunciations see such widespread use, that there is technically no right way. This happens a lot in English since there is no central institute or organization that dictates what is "correct." This results in other fun debates. The most famous of which is probably the debate over the pronunciation of "GIF."

Us and the Stone

Peridot was often set with gold. This makes sense, as the sun is seen as a holy golden body of radiant light and this can be reflected with the divinity and nobility of gold. Silver works well today, and it was a good second choice as it was considered a holy metal. Peridot is associated with the month of August as a birthstone, its partner being sardonyx. It was once the birthstone of September. Rarely it is considered such in America and Britain, though some parts of the world still maintain that Peridot is the rightful birthstone of September, most notably Russians and Italians. 

Peridot is one gemstone of Spring and is the gemstone of Egypt. The stone's planetary influence is, of course, the Sun. Sometimes people associate peridot with Mercury and Venus, however. In a dream, Peridot may symbolize good health; alternatively, caution. This often manifests today as the control or banishing of evil forces. Because of the stone's power to drive away fears, it was a good choice for keeping soldiers stalwart and unwavering in battle.


Cut Peridot


Metaphysical Properties, Meanings, and Uses

Peridot can come in a limited range of colours that dip into a yellowish area or a greenish area. It has great spiritual power and solar power. 

  • Stone for Light and the Sun.
  • Stone for Driving Out Dark Forces and Nightmares.
  • Stone for Calm and Confidence.
  • Stone for Promoting Forgiveness.

  • The love for peridot hasn't faded. Its beauty and choice as a birthstone has cemented its popularity. 



    The Wrap Up

    Peridot will help you to be more aware of your spiritual powers and gifts and create a channel of power in which you can grow your supernatural abilities. It is a stone that provides protection and will keep your aura field safe. This gemstone is exceptionally diverse in its talents. What is more, it comes in a variety of lovely colours.

    Peridot Rings

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