Birth Stone for August

Birthstones are gems that have been assigned to each month of the year. Each birthstone has unique symbolism.  The birthstone tradition dates back to ancient times when people believed that gemstones had magical powers.

There are two different birthstone charts: traditional and modern. The birthstone chart was said to be inspired by the 12 gemstones on the breastplate of the High Priest of the Israelites in the Bible. The modern birthstone chart was created in 1912 by the National Association of Jewellers.

 This new birthstone listing features more gem options than the traditional one. August is one of the few birth months that is represented by three separate birthstones.

Traditionally, August’s birthstone is the sardonyx. Peridot and spinel were then added to the modern chart.

August Birth stone

August Birth Stone - Sardonyx

As mentioned, sardonyx is the traditional birthstone of August, dating back over 4,000 years.

This stone was popular in ancient times and was set into Roman seals and rings. During this time, sardonyx was associated with eloquence and clarity.

In modern times, sardonyx represents courage, stability, and happiness.

August Birth Stone - Spinel

Spinel was officially added to the birthstone chart in 2016 and is known for its bright red colour. This gem is also found in orange, pink and purple.

It is said that spinel can help release stress from those who wear it. Spinel as an August birthstone is a sign of passion and devotion.

August Birth stone
August Birthstone

Peridot - Birthstone for August

Peridot is the final August birthstone. This gem is recognised for its lime green glow and is sometimes known as the “evening emerald”.

It was also once believed that these peridot crystals were the tears of the volcanic goddess. In ancient times, people would drink medicine from goblets made out of peridot because they believed that it helped make the medicine stronger.

Now, peridot is said to bring health to those who wear it. Its green share is also believed to inspire creativity and eloquence.

Birth stone of August
Birth stone August

Birthstone for August Gift Ideas

With their various meanings and beautiful hues, birthstones make for a versatile gift!

Birthstone jewellery has become a gift go-to thanks to its believed ability to bring luck to those who wear it! Plus, a birthstone necklace is a great addition to any outfit.

Looking for the perfect gift to show your loved one that they are on your mind? Check out our line of birthstone necklaces.

Each month we will launch a new birthstone necklace with a matching birth flower pendant. The August birth flower is a poppy.

August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace
August Birthflower Necklace

August Birthflower Necklace

£ 59.00

Our August birthflower necklace is sure to delight with a poppy petal pendant handcrafted then cast in sterling silver.  To compliment the petal pendant, we have added August's birthstone - Peridot.

In the language of birthflowers, the poppy is associated with pleasure and success.  The peridot gemstone is a symbol of beauty and lights up the room. The stone also represents strength and is said to attract love and harmonious relationships into your life.

While this makes a perfect thoughtful gift for your August born loved ones, it also makes a great addition to anyone jewellery collection, if they love poppy flowers of peridot.   Whether it is your own or that of a loved one, someone you want to keep close to your heart, even when you are apart.

Whether this is a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, all our jewellery comes presented in a gift box, complete with a meaning card.

Curb chain 18" 

18ct gold plated on sterling silver 925

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Birth flower and birthstone guide

Birth Stone Chart - Birth Stone of the Month

Here is the birthstone chart based on the month in which you were born!  

Trust, friendship, protection
FebruaryAmethystBalance, wisdom, healing, courage
MarchAquamarineProtection, tranquillity, hope, health
AprilCrystal or DiamondInner strength, purity, positivity
MayEmeraldLove, rebirth, health, patience
JunePearl / MoonstoneBalance, prosperity, calming
JulyRubyPassion, kindness, dignity
AugustPeridotHealth, creativity, strength, love
SeptemberSapphireHealing, protection, clarity, wisdom
OctoberRose QuartzLove, healing, spirituality, peace
NovemberCitrineAbundance, clarity, joy, strength
DecemberTurquoisePeace, luck, prosperity, rebirth