Being an August birthstone, Peridot is believed to obtain magical properties since ancient times. Sorcerers often used it as a talisman. It was believed that Peridot could have the power to destroy spells guarded by evil spirits and the evil eye. In order to reveal all of its features, the stone was, as a rule, put in golden setting.
Peridot was used as a guardian of the house. The stone protected its owners from envious thoughts of others, theft and evil spirits.
Peridot gained a mysterious reputation through times: it granted success in friendship and marriage. Legend has it, that peridot is able to shine in the night.
Since Peridot is the August birthstone, it is a great choice for people born under Leo and Virgo zodiac signs.