August has 3 birthstones, the Peridot, Sardonyx and the Spinel.
The Peridot is a brilliant lime green colour, it is a beautiful and strong gemstone. The Sardonyx combines layers of sard and onyx which are two types of the layered mineral chalcedony and this creates a reddish zebra-striped stone with white bands. Sardonyx is associated with happiness and courage. The Spinel gemstone comes in a range of colours and the fewer inclusions, the more valuable it becomes. These 3 stones are all beautiful, Happy August.