August Birthstone: Peridot
The cousin of the deep and intoxicating emerald, the Peridot, is the birthstone of August.
The clean lime green color is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. Peridot is believed to instill power, prosperity and growth as well as protecting the wearer against nightmares.
The Peridot, a variety of the gemstone Olivine, is found in shades of pale green, olive-green and lime. The soothing tones of the light green gem on a starry night has earned the Peridot the title of ‘The Evening Emerald’.