August Birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx

August birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx
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If you know someone who is an August baby and is very dear to you, you must explore gifting options in August birthstones. Luckily there are not just one or two but in all three birthstones for August natives – Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx and guess what, each one is drop-dead gorgeous.

What’s more, besides the luck factor and attractive look and feel, these August birthstones offer colour and pattern variety too. Nature truly has been overly kind to August babies.

Let’s take a look at each birthstone and find the one that is apt for the August-born you know.


The word ‘peridot’ is derived from an Arabic word faridat, meaning gem. It is a yellowish-green to greenish-yellow gem variety of the mineral olivine. Sitting pretty on a silver or gold pendant, white gold ring, or rose gold earrings, it is a heart-warming sight to behold. And if this year, it is going to be your 16th wedding anniversary, Peridot is definitely a perfect gift for your better half to mark this big day.


If you carefully observe spinel crystals, they appear to be in thorn shape, and thus it has been named ‘spinel’, which is derived from the Latin word ‘spina’, meaning thorn, is apt for this gorgeous gemstone. Be happy, Spinel is available in a range of colours. There are purple, blue, violet, and bluish-green to achieve a royal look, then there are also deep red, bright pink, and orange to go with your cocktail style. Know that, Spinel is the most memorable gift for your lady love to bring in your 22nd anniversary.


Sardonyx is a fusion of two kinds of chalcedony (cryptocrystalline quartz): sard and onyx. Due to this fusion, you can see lovely stripes of brownish-red to brown to dark orange sard beautifully alternating with white or black bands of onyx. Overall, its natural splendor makes it a sought-after August birthstone among gemstone lovers. The most ancient of all the August birthstones, Sardonyx symbolises happiness and a steady relationship.

Now that you have found a gemstone that is lucky, elegant, and at the same time, offers a variety in hues and shades, it’s time to explore jewellerys studded with one of these opulent gemstones.

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