The 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.
|Ayurvedic (Ancient India) Birthstones||Sapphire|
|Mystical (Tibetan origin) Birthstones||Diamond|
|Astrological Birthstones (Virgo: Aug-Sep)||Carnelian, Jade, Jasper, Moss Agate, Blue Sapphire|
|Planetary Stones (Mercury: Aug-Sep)||Citrine|
|Talismanic (Virgo: Aug-Sep)||Zircon|