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August is a month known for meteor showers, back to school prep, and hot summer days in the Northern Hemisphere. It was originally called Sextillus until it was renamed in the honor of the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. In the U.S., more people are born during this month than any other. Interestingly, August is tied for historically having the most birthstones of any month, with nine unique crystals promoting a variety of qualities. Here are the birthstones for August:

Peridot Gemstone Therapy Necklace

Peridot Gemstone Therapy Necklace


The modern birthstone of August in the U.S. and Britain, peridot is a stone that asks you to take responsibility for yourself, your actions, and your life. It is a stone of forgiveness that works especially well for those who have trouble admitting their mistakes. Use peridot to help manifest your dreams. 


This stone used to be the August birthstone in the U.S. until Peridot was adopted early in the 20th century. Still, sardonyx is a strong protective stone that radiates positive energy, enhancing confidence, optimism, and joy.


Carnelian is a traditional and ancient Hebrew birthstone for August. It is a power stone, boosting strength, courage, and vitality through its connection to the Earth.


The old Russian birthstone for August, alexandrite is a stone used for connecting to one’s guardians. It also helps you build your self-respect, willpower, and creativity.


Ruby is the traditional Hindu birthstone for this month and a stone of nobility. This gem acts as a talisman of passion, protection, and prosperity. By stimulating the base chakra, it increases vitality.


As the Ayurvedic birthstone for August, sapphire symbolizes wisdom and spiritual truth. It reminds you that the soul is pure and innocent, helping bring you peace of mind.


Diamond is known as the old Tibetan birthstone for this month. It is widely recognized as a crystal for compassion, commitment, and protection.


Another traditional birthstone for August, Moonstone is recognized for its lunar energy and shimmering surface. This gemstone opens the heart to nurturing energy, helping one accept love into their life. Moonstone is also connected to awakening Kundalini energy.


Dating back to the 11th century, Topaz is a stone of optimism. This yellow gem gently aligns the meridians of the body.

Birthstones at Crystal Life

Crystal Life’s staff and local artisan crafters are energy practitioners of various disciplines. We work with hand-selected, top quality gemstones and materials. Our original designs are based on our knowledge of ancient and contemporary energy modalities.  

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Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

What are your birthstones? Learn more by visiting our Library page here!

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