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Gemstones for August are Peridot, Spinel, & Sardanyx. Peridot is a yellowish green or greenish yellow gemstone , often being confused with Emerald and Topaz.
The world Pridot is from an Arabic word "Faridot" meaning gem. For centuries , Peridot has been used as a protective talisman, Shielding the owner from evil spirits and terrors of the night.