Peridot takes its name from Greek "peridona", meaning "bringing abundance". Peridot gemstones were known and sought after in very ancient times. They were found in Australia, Brazil and North America, while on African continent they are often mined alongside with diamonds. The Red Sea deposit of peridots on St-John Island was discovered at least 3,500 years ago!
Talismans & amulets
When used as an amulet, Peridot is capable to destroy negative magic emanations or render them powerless. One of the more elaborate customs related to the amulet use of the stone prescribed making a hole in peridot stone to put a donkey hair through it and then carry the stone in the left hand to fulfill its function. Nowadays the exotic rituals faded, but peridot stone is still considered a talisman protector against evil eye.
Peridot jewelry may be beneficial for stabilizing blood pressure and overall heart health. It is also recommended to persons with eye ailments and various spinal cord problems. Peridot may help during comon colds as well.
Jewelry with peridot gemstones is believed to strenghten the spiritual forces of the owner, develop the gift of intuition, moderate uncontrollable anger. Peridot is favorable for personal relationships, both for strong friendships and marital bonds.
Peridot is related to the chakra of solar plexus, which controls the functions of liver and all organs of gastrointestinal tract; in the mental sphere this chakra affects the force of will, control over one's emotion and power of imagination.