This installment of The Fossil Cartel’s Metaphysical Monday series on Facebook Live discusses the metaphysical healing properties of August’s birthstone, peridot. Susan talks about the various healing properties unique to peridot, and how you can wear it or use it. We have lots of peridot in the store, from small tumbled stones and large rough specimens on basalt, to jewelry of all kinds.
Peridot is the gem-quality variety of the silicate mineral olivine. Iron inclusions create its light green color. Volcanoes sometimes hurl peridot-rich “bombs,” chunks of hardened basalt containing peridot crystals. Egyptians mined peridot as a gemstone as early as 1580 BCE. Most peridot seen in jewelry today comes from Globe, Arizona. Metaphysically, peridot is used for protection, to bring prosperity, balance moods and open the heart chakra. Fine specimens of peridot are found in Arizona, Brazil, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.