Birthstones for August Jewelry

August birthstone in a gold bracelet and as the pendant of a gold necklace with diamonds.


AUGUST'S BIRTHSTONE

   PERIDOT

 

August Birthstone Jewelry

Those with an August birthday get to behold this lush green gem with hues that range from ochre to tawny green. As one of the oldest gemstones, you wear a part of history with each peridot birthstone piece of jewelry.
 

History of the August birthstone

Dating back to 1500 B.C., Egyptians mined this "gem of the sun" on an island in the Red Sea. The birthstone for August is formed deep inside the earth and brought to the surface by volcanoes. But that isn’t the only type of peridot. The incredibly rare extraterrestrial peridot came to Earth in meteorites.

Associated with light, the peridot birthstone is revered for its beauty and perceived mythical powers. Seen as a gift from Mother Nature, people viewed those who wore the peridot as wise, gentle and fair.
 

Meaning of Peridot Birthstone

Peridot has associations with strength and confidence. It is also believed to help conquer fears and ward off bad thoughts and dreams. This "gem of the sun" shines whether day or night. When set in gold, this August birthstone is believed to help you sleep soundly.
 

Peridot Cleaning

On the Mohs Scale, the August gemstone is a 6.5 to 7, meaning fair to good toughness. In sudden temperature changes; however, it may be damaged. Avoid wearing this jewelry in wet conditions such as swimming or showering. Gently clean peridot with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. Peridot should never be cleaned with steam or in an ultrasonic cleaner.

Shop the Birthstone for August

Stop by a Jared store near you to shop or browse online to see our wide selection of August birthstone jewelry. You'll find peridot birthstone necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.


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