Peridot August Birthstone 08

Compositions

Specific Gravity: 3.27 - 3.37
Hardness: 6-1/2 to 7 (Mohs)
Refractive Index: 1.654 - 1.690
Color: Medium-pale lime green
Mineral Information: Nesocilicate
Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)2SiO4

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Healing Power
Peridot  gemstone meaning in spiritual benefit is closely related to balancing power between everything that is in opposites; body and mind, emotion and logic, patience and impatience and such.

Thanks to its green energy that is closely related to wood and earth that will help mental and spiritual healing process. It helps you to feel grounded and balanced, and be able to see deeper meanings behind bad situations.


History
Peridot has been written about extensively throughout history. In ancient times, peridot stones were used for talismans featuring carved donkeys for spiritual enhancement and carved vultures for controlling the four winds and evil spirits. Ancient Egyptian papyrus scrolls record the mining of peridot as early as 1500 B.C. on Topazo Island (now called St. John's Island) in the Egyptian Red Sea. The island's exact whereabouts became a mystery for several centuries until being rediscovered in 1905; navigators found it difficult to find as it was often shrouded in an impenetrable thick fog.