Peridot olivine is the birthstone for August. Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green. Both Leo and Virgos born in the month of August share this green birthstone.
Throughout history, the Peridot has been used as a means to connect with nature. Early Egyptians drank from cups made of Peridot, believing this practice to draw them closer to Isis, the goddess of nature. The force of nature is alive within a Peridot, making a gift of this gemstone symbolic of vitality. It signifies strength, both individual and within a relationship, as well as the promise of new growth in years ahead. Send a bouquet filled with a succulent mix of serene shades from nature.