Gemstone Jewellery & The August Birthstone
What is the Birthstone for August?
Peridot is the birthstone for August, it is believed that birthstones originate from the bible when Moses sets forth directions for making special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel, and these 12 stones became linked to the zodiac signs and then to the months of the year.
August Birthstone and Zodiac Sign
You may have noticed that the birthstones for Zodiac signs aren’t always the same as the Birthstone month. This is because the dates for zodiac cross over the months, so the corresponding zodiac signs for August are Leo July 23rd - August 22nd and Virgo August 23rd to September 23rd.
The birthstone for Leo is Peridot and the birthstone for Virgo is Lapis Lazuli or Sapphire.
Where is the August Birthstone found?
Peridot is sourced from the United States, Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Russia, Sri Lanka and the Canary Islands.
The August birthstone colour is a gorgeous bright green
August Birthstone Meaning
The August birthstone of Peridot is believed to be a powerful cleanser, it opens, cleanses and activates the heart chakra enabling the release of negative past events. Peridot can bring confidence and assertion without aggression and motivate personal growth. Peridot is a great gemstone to bring self-worth and well-being.
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