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Gemstones

Peridot

August's Gemstone is Peridot

This birthstone for August is often seen as a brilliant olive green. This gemstone is available from many different sources and is an attractive addition to any collection.

This gem has been mined on an island in the Red Sea since 1500 BC. The Ancients considered Peridot to be the gem of the sun. They believed that it would send evil spirits away, lessen one·s thirst when placed underneath the tongue, and to drive out nighttime terrors when placed in gold.

Garnet

Garnet is the birthstone for January

Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone for February

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March

Diamond

Diamond is the birthstone for April

Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for May

Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June

Ruby

Ruby is the birthstone for July

Peridot

Peridot is the birthstone for August

Sapphire

Sapphire is the birthstone for September

Opal

Opal is the birthstone for October

Precious Topaz

Precious Topaz is the birthstone for November

Blue Zircon

Blue Zircon is the birthstone for December