aka Chrysolite, Hawaiite, "Evening Emerald"

Manifestation, Liberation, Independence 

Metaphysical Properties

  • Leo’s Birthstone
  • Cleanses your energy
  • A talisman for good luck
  • Releases emotional tension
  • A symbol of purity and mortality
  • Aids during periods of transition
  • Inspires trust in the higher power
  • Encourages you to be independent 
  • Helps you avoid recurring mistakes
  • Increases happiness and abundance
  • Enhances ESP (Extra Sensory Protection)
  • Promotes optimism, strength, and forgiveness
  • Opens, activates, and cleanses the heart chakra
  • Brings about financial and spiritual abundance
  • Brings harmony and compassion in relationships
  • Encourages you to have a positive outlook on life
  • Bring forward the best version of you in your life
  • Protects against nightmares, deception, and gossip
  • Increases responsibility and confidence in your abilities
  • Helps sharpen the mind and opens the mind to new ways of thinking
  • Increases and attracts wealth, prosperity, health, joy, and emotional well being
  • Protects you from negative external influences and helps dissolve feelings of guilt


  •  I am Blessed
  • My heart is open to new opportunities and ideas


  • Chakras: Solar Plexus, Heart
  • Energy: Projective 
  • Planets: Venus, Earth, The Sun
  • Element: Earth
  • Zodiacs: Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo
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  • Plant/Flower Pairings:
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Physical Properties

  • Color: Pale green to brownish-green
  • Habit: Commonly as compact or granular masses, also as loose or embedded grains, sometimes in volcanic nodules. Peridot crystals are rare, usually as vertically striated prisms
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Luster: Vitreous to oily
  • Species: Olivine
  • Zoning: None
  • Gravity: 3.32 ~ 3.37
  • Fracture: Conchoidal
  • Cleavage: Poor on {010} and {110}, {010} cleavage improves with increasing iron content
  • Hardness: 6.5 - 7
  • Twinning: Uncommon, simple twinning can occur on {100}, {011}, and {012}. Cyclic twinning on {031} reportedly produces trillings
  • Locations: Afghanistan, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Norway, Pakistanthe, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States of America, Viet Nam
  • Fluorescence: None
  • Pleochroism: Weak; pale yellow-green to yellow/pale yellow-green to yellow/yellow to yellow orange
  • Birefringence: Strong, 0.036 to 0.038
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Named After: Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold
  • Classification: Nesosilicate
  • Melting point: Very High
  • Discovered In: Meteorites that fell to earth and were pulled out of lava 
  • Luminescence: None
  • Discovered By: Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as early as 1500 BC
  • Chemical Name: Magnesium iron silicate
  • Refractive Index: 1.64 - 1.69
  • System/Structure: Orthorhombic
  • Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)2SiO4
  • Inclusions (streak): White to greenish
  • Chemistry Classification: Silicate

Health Benefits 

  • Helps break addictions 
  • Protects against anxiety
  • Neutralizes toxins on all levels 
  • Initiates healing in the physical body
  • Strengthens the metabolism and benefits the skin
  • Ideal for clearing emotional issues that affect the body
  • Supports the endocrine system, digestive system, and strengthens the eyes
  • Helpful during the birthing process by stimulating contractions, assisting in opening the birth canal, and easing pain
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