August's birthstone is the beautiful translucent green peridot. Peridot, like diamond, is formed in the earth's mantle and pushed to the surface through major events like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Only forming in shades of green with iron responsible for the colouring of the stone.
Peridot was viewed by ancient societies as a stone of protection and abundance. It assists with clearing away of negative emotions to make way for mental clarity and health. Historically worn on the left arm or neck.