The stunning green rare gem known as peridot is the gemstone for August births. It looks very pretty in jewellery such as bracelets and earrings. Peridots are one of the oldest gemstones they were commonly used by ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans. They are said to bring a good year to all who wear them so really make a beautiful gift. The green stone comes in different shades and looks amazing set in silver jewellery.