August – Peridot

This energetic green gemstone is symbolic of August birthdays.  The green-apple crispness of peridot compliments today’s lively fashion scene perfectly.  The Romans named the gem “Evening Emerald” because its brilliant color did not fade in lamplight, but instead seemed to glow in the evening hours.  Partly for this reason, peridot was believed to help dreams become reality and to drive away the evil spirits of night.