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What Is The Birthstone For August?

What Is The Birthstone For August?

Peridot is the most recognized August birthstone (pronounced ("pair-eh-doug").

This pretty green thing is a type of Chrysolite. It is found in meteorite and lava.  

Always associated with the Sun and light, the peridot was mined by the ancient Egyptians. They used the peridot as a talisman to drive snakes into the sea; and some feel that Cleopatra’s collection of emeralds may have actually been ... peridot!

Were you born in August?  Are you looking for the right August birthstone for your month?  Do you need an excuse to buy an expensive, fancy stone for your jewelry collection?  Well, those things will work well together. There are thirteen options for August birthstones that will give you just the look you want.

Here are the birthstones for the calendar month of August: Carnelian, Peridot, Alexandrite, Sardonyx, Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby

The Zodiac signs that cover the end of July/beginning of August and end of August/beginning September are Leo and Virgo.  Stones for these are: Jasper, Jade, Tourmaline, Zircon, Citrine, Onyx

by Jen N
11 Of The Best September Birthstones

11 Of The Best September Birthstones

Sapphire, the most recognized September birthstone represents wisdom, virtue, good fortune, but also faithfulness and sincerity. Known for its blue color, sapphire does come in many hues. It is believed that the tablets the Ten Commandments were carved in were sapphire.

As for September birthstones, there are 11 of them! What’s up with that?

September can be wistful—the end of Summer—yet exciting.  Relief from the heat comes and it’s time to wear new Fall fashions.  It can be a lot easier to find a really nice outfit for cooler weather. You can accessorize it with a gorgeous September birthstone.

If your birthday is in September, then it’s really exciting! Gift time!

For anyone who doesn’t know, September birthstones work in two ways: the actual month, and the zodiac month.

Birthstones for the calendar month of Septembers are peridot, zircon, sapphire, agate, moonstone, and sardonyx.

September birthstones for the zodiac sign Virgo (Aug. 24 – Sept. 22) and for Libra (Sept 23- Oct. 23) are lapiz lazuli, jasper, citrine, carnelian, and opal.

 

 

by Jen N