In 2016, August joined June and December as one of the three birth months represented by three different gemstones.
The original birthstone for August was sardonyx
, and then peridot
was added, becoming August’s primary gemstone. The addition of spinel, which can be found in a variety of colors, gives August babies a plethora of options!
August is the latest month to claim two birthstones; Peridot
, with it’s signature lime green color, is believed to instill power and influence in the wearer. Spinel
is available in a brilliant range of colors and is believed to protect the owner from harm and soothe away sadness.