The August birthstone is peridot, also known as the “poor man’s emerald.” Peridot has many traditional properties which it is said to offer to its wearers including love, truth, fame, dignity, protection, and openness. The August birthstone is one of the few gemstones that comes in only one color. The August birthstone comes in sparkling lime green which symbolizes renewal of life. Here is a popular August birthstone poem:
“Wear a Peridot or for thee,
No conjugal fidelity,
The August born without this stone,
‘Tis said, must live unloved alone.”
The name Peridot comes from the Arabic word “faridat,” which means “gem”. The August birthstone is also the national gem of Egypt. Peridot can be found naturally in Burma, China and the U.S.
The August birthstone is clearly beautiful and full of rich history. Today many August-born love peridot and have different pieces of peridot jewelry. If you your loved one is August-born, then perhaps they would love to have an August birthstone rosary. The August birthstone rosary combines the beautiful color of the peridot with devotion to Our Lady through the rosary. Green in the Bible tends to symbolize new life and vitality, which makes the stunning lime green of an August birthstone rosary a reminder to pray for the livelihood and vitality of your loved ones. If you would to learn more about birthstone rosaries and birthstones, then please read our Birthstone Rosaries Guide. Do you have any friends or family born in the month of August? Would they like an August birthstone rosary?