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What is the Birthstone for August?

Peridot is the birthstone for August. The peridot ranges in color from olive to light green, and can even be found in warm yellowish  brown colors. Since peridots require a lot of heat and pressure to form, they're often found near volcanoes and meteor sites.

Significance of the August birthstone

  • Traditionally said to protect against nightmares
  • Thought to bring the wearer power, influence and a good year
  • Often gifted to a loved on the 16th anniversary of marriage