peridot & spinel
The peridot’s stunning lime green glow is very recognizable. Some believe its name comes from the Greek word “peridona” which means “giving plenty.” The mineral itself is lime green, which is different from most gems that get their color from the trace impurities. Peridots protect against nightmares and can bring peace.
What does peridot represent? Peridot represents strength, bravery and balance. It is known to provide healing energies to those with a troubled spirit. There are ideas about how you should wear peridot. According to the Romans, one is to wear the peridot on the right hand in order to posses its magical powers. Others believe that if it’s set in gold, the peridot can protect you from a bad dream.
The spinel is referred to as “the daughter of the ruby” because of its rich cobalt blue hue. Spinels are very rare, more so than the ruby. If you are looking for an even more rare version of a spinel, they also come in yellow or brown. It can be mistaken for other gems such as the sapphire and tanzanite.
What does the spinel represent? Spinel represents physical energy, prosperity and immortal beauty. The spinel is often used to heal energy blockages and speed recovery for muscles and joints in the body. If you are looking for something that brings you self-healing, the spinel is supposed to give a renewed sense of being and ward off bad influences. It’s also known to sooth sadness and reconcile differences.