Peridot and spinel are the two birthstones jewelry color for August, according to both the ancient and modern lists of August stone color meaning. The perfect gemstones for August birthstone ring or necklace jewelry.
What does August birthstone mean?
Peridot is gem-quality olivine and a silicate mineral. Its green color is dependent on the iron contents within the structure of the gem. Peridot occurs in silica-deficient rocks such a volcanic basalt as well as in pallasitic meteorites. Peridot is one of only two gems observed to be formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle. Gem-quality peridot is rare to find on Earth’s surface due to its susceptibility to weathering during transportation from deep within the mantle to the surface.
Spinel crystallizes in the isometric system. Common crystal forms are octahedra, usually twinned. It has an imperfect octahedral cleavage and a conchoidal fracture. Its hardness is 8, its specific gravity is 3.5–4.1, and it is transparent to opaque with a vitreous to dull luster. It can make a perfect august birthstone ring
What’s August’s birthstone color?
Peridot, with it’s signature lime green august birthstone color, is believed to instill power and influence in the wearer.
Spinel may be colorless, but is usually various shades of pink, rose, red, blue, green, yellow, brown, black, or uncommon violet. There is a unique natural white spinel, now lost, that surfaced briefly in what is now Sri Lanka.
Where is August birthstone found?
The principal sources of peridot today are USA, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
Spinel has long been found in the Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Myanmar. Over the last decades gem quality spinels are found in Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and very recently in Canada
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august birthstone symbolism and Meaning
Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away fears and nightmares. It’s believed to carry the gift of inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny and spiritual purpose. Ancient Egyptians believed that Peridot was sent to Earth by the explosion of a star and carried its healing powers. Peridot is the national gem of Egypt known to locals as the Gem of the Sun.
Spinel gems are said to help set aside egos and become devoted to another person. Like most fiery red stones, spinel is believed to encourage great passion, devotion and longevity. Spinel is associated with the root Chakra, making it effective in increasing physical energy and stamina.
What are zodiac signs of August birthstones?
|August 1||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 2||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 3||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 4||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 5||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 6||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 7||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 8||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 9||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 10||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 11||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 12||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 13||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 14||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 15||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 16||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 17||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 18||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 19||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 20||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 21||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 22||Leo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 23||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 24||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 25||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 26||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 27||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 28||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 29||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 30||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
|August 31||Virgo||Peridot and spinel|
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