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August Birthstone

August, June and December are the only months of the year to be represented by not only 1, not even 2 but 3 gemstones for their birthstone. For August we have peridot, spinel and sardonyx. The original stone was sardonyx, only to be taken over by peridot as the primary gem for the month. Spinel is a new addition to the list. Unlike many other gems peridot only comes in one colour – green. You can however get various shades ranging from yellowish-green to olive to brownish-green depending on the amount of iron in the composition. A deep and intense green stone is considered the most valuable and desirable stone though. Due to the colour it has been mistaken for Emeralds over the years, but t

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