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August Birthstones

PeridotSardonyxThe modern birthstone for August is Peridot along with Sardonyx for some. Traditionally, Sardonyx  and Carnelian are more commonly known in many calendars as the birthstone for August. Other birthstones for August include Alexandrite, Diamond, Moonstone, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz. The Stone color associated with August is commonly Light Green. 

August Sardonyx Poem

Wear a Sardonyx of for thee
No conjugal felicity.
The August-born without this stone
‘Tis said must live unloved and lone.
- Gregorian birthstone poem printed in Notes and Queries, May 11, 1889.

Birthstones for August
  Birthstone
Modern Birthstones Peridot
Traditional Birthstones Sardonyx
Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones Sapphire
Arabic Birthstones Sardonyx
Herbrew Birthstones Carnelian
Hindu Birthstones Ruby
Italian Birthstones Carnelian
Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones Diamond
Polish Birthstones Sardonyx
Roman Birthstones Carnelian
Russian Birthstones Alexandrite
Astrological Birthstones (Virgo: Aug-Sep) Carnelian, Jade, Jasper, Moss Agate, Blue Sapphire
Planetary Stones (Mercury: Aug-Sep) Citrine
Talismanic (Virgo: Aug-Sep) Zircon