The lime, green, gentle Peridot gem, the August birthstone is associated with less tangible qualities of peace, good fortune and happiness. The mellow glow of the Peridot, a soft, light green under the starlit sky or lantern has earned this lovely gemstone the title ‘The Evening Emerald’. The august birthstone is associated with prosperity, growth, dignity and love.
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can vary towards this color.
It is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage
This gemstone is also rumored to keep nightmares away. In this case a peridot stone must be kept on your nightstand. You do not want the gemstone in your bed at night, but as close to your bed as possible.