August Birthstone --Peridot
Peridot is named after the French word peritot, Arabic word "faridat" which means gem. The peridot is the National gem of Egypt. Ancient Egyptians called it “the gem of the sun” because it stayed bright in the evening lamplight and looked more like a bright emerald.
If you are looking for an anniversary gift, the 16th wedding anniversary is represented by the peridot.