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Peridot - Cleopatra's favourite stone

Peridot - Cleopatra's favourite stone

The Peridot crystal stone is a gem at inspiring the seekers of the universe. If it’s light and love that you're after, keep this cheerful and uplifting stone in your environment and give your Feng Shui a boost with its candy-colored hue and protective, powerful qualities. The Peridot is considered a wood element and works to promote abundance, prosperity, and happiness in your home. 

Dating back to ancient Egypt, Peridot was a favorite of Cleopatra, who wore the stone for its beauty and to ward off evil spirits. According to legend, the Queen's emeralds were actually Peridot crystals, which share a similar aesthetic to the highly prized jewel. Known as the poor man's Emerald because of its less expensive price, the Peridot crystal meaning can be traced back to the volcanic areas of Hawaii on the island of Oahu, where tiny Peridot grains can still be found washed upon the shore. According to ancient folklore, these pieces of Peridot represent the tears of Pele, the goddess of the elements. Created in a fiery pit of lava millions of years ago, the Peridot crystal gets its olive to lime green colors from olivine, a type of mineral made up of iron, silicate, and magnesium.

Created from the intense inferno of volcanoes, Peridot is believed to be a gift from Mother Nature and considered a symbol of the yearly renewal of the planet. The Peridot crystal stone meaning comes from the Arabic "fairat," the word for gem, and has been cherished for its healing properties since ancient times. Its dazzling sheen and lush color also gave light to the dark ages when it was incorporated into the Shrine of the Three Kings in the Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

Often called the study stone, Peridot crystal healing properties are also known to increase mental focus by making the mind more receptive to learning new things.

Keep Peridot in your workspace or office and always have constant access to its powerful properties that give you the strength to persevere, especially during times of challenging academic pursuits. It was also believed by the Romans to be a wonderful medicine for depression. Keep a Peridot stone in your pocket or wear it as jewelry and use it as your daily antidepressant that protects you from negative energy while bolstering a sense of self-worth and motivation. Always stay in the direction of the light with Peridot, the feel good stone in the world of crystal healing!

Visit our retail stores to see the full range of peridot and sterling silver jewellery.

 

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