What is the Birthstone for August?
The August Birthstone is Peridot.
August birthstones are by far the most varied from list to list out of all the other months. Between the four main officially accepted birthstone lists (modern, traditional, mystical, Ayurvedic) there are a total of 7 different birthstones that all lay claim to the month of August and all who are born within it. Out of all seven stones, there is one that is commonly accepted throughout many countries in today’s day and age: peridot.
Peridot is a beautiful green, somewhat clear precious stone and it is the official birthstone on the modern list. However, the other lists assigned different stones for the August birthstone including the traditional list, which has graciously assigned four stones: topaz, carnelian, sardonyx and moonstone.
Other Birthstones For August
The mystical list claims that a diamond should reign as the August birthstone while the Ayurvedic list associates the sapphire with the August birthstone. If choose your birthstone according to which sign of the zodiac you were born in then your birthstone would be an onyx for those born in the constellation Leo and a carnelian for those born under Virgo.
The August Birthstone for Today
For those who want to go with the accepted birthstone for modern times, the August birthstone is peridot. Many believe in birthstones and their effects they are known to have on the one wearing them (as long as the stone matches their birthday). Some say that those who are born in August will be cursed with bad luck in love and doomed to spend their life alone if they go without wearing or being in possession of the peridot gemstone.