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August's birthstone, peridot is also recognized as the preferred gift for the 16th wedding anniversary. Historically, peridot was believed to bring happiness, attract love and foster friendship. Gem of bliss and good fortune, peridot illuminates the sunny disposition of those who wear it. A volcanic gem, peridot varies in color from yellowish green to deep olive. The ancient Romans were quite fond of the gemstone and coveted the brilliant green sparkle, which does not change in artificial light. They named the stone “Evening Emerald”. Peridot is one of the few gemstones which exist only in one color - green. The finest traces of iron account for the rich shades of pistachio to olive green. The vivid, slightly golden shimmering green of Peridot is the ideal gemstone color to complement a light summertime outfit.