Since there are three birthstones for the month of August; are you ready to learn the meaning of each gemstone? Initially, the Sardonyx was considered the original birthstone. At the same time, the Peridot is the most well known. And, more recently, red spinel jewelry is often chosen instead of a ruby. However, if you’re looking for Rubies; be sure to visit our Discover Exciting Ruby Jewelry post.
Three Birthstones – August Jewelry
When it comes to these three birthstones; you can choose from many different color options. For instance, Sardonyx is a combination of two different types of Quartz – Onyx, and Sard. In ancient times, this gemstone was often used in rings and Roman seals.
In addition, the color of the Sardonyx is often found in cameos. From the 1860s, this Cameo features the carving of a Victorian Woman. Set in 14k yellow gold, this cameo is signed 416 on the back.
Peridots come in a variety of shades. From greenish-yellow to olive-green; this gemstone has often been mistaken for an emerald or topaz. Because this gemstone is softer than many others; you need to be careful if you’re wearing a peridot piece of jewelry.
In fact, the Peridot is the gemstone chosen for the 16th year wedding anniversary.
From our Vintage collection, this Designer JM Pendant features 17 genuine Peridot Briolettes on an 18k yellow gold cable link rope chain. Indeed, this is the perfect style to compliment any outfit.
Moreover, the Spinel gemstone received its name from the Latin word, “Spina” which is the shape of the spinel crystals. The Spinel comes in an array of colors. You will often find this gemstone in the following colors:
- Intense Red
- Vibrant Pink
In addition, the Spinel gemstone is known to promote harmony. Also, this is given for the 22nd wedding anniversary.
Are you thinking of popping the question? If so, this gorgeous Spinel Engagement Ring is a great choice. From the 1920s, this Engagement Ring features 1 cushion cut purplish-pink Spinel, 2 old mine brilliant Diamonds, and 6 old European cut Diamonds.
For additional engagement rings; be sure to visit our Estate Engagement Rings post.
So, no matter what birthstone you choose; all three birthstones would be a great gift for anyone celebrating an August birthday.