Peridot is an olivine chrysolite that is usually green in color.
Early Christians considered the peridot sacred and some Catholic Bishops may wear a ring of peridot and amethyst as symbols of purity and morality. It was also once thought to be a gift of Mother Nature as a stone of springtime. Peridot is the stone of lightness and beauty, and it should only be used by the clear of mind. The beauty of the peridot may not be understood by people who have too many problems of this earth. You can wear it on a pendant with the stone touching your throat, if you need it soothed and to protect against negative emotions. Peridot is associated with protection, money and healing.
Peridot has been said to assist in healing the gall bladder and liver. Primarily, the Zodiac sign peridot is associated with is Libra, however it can also be in tune with Pisces, Gemini, Leo and Virgo. It is also the 16th anniversary stone.