This months birthstone is the beautiful Peridot, 

This stone comes in a variety of rich olive greens hues and limey greens, In Hawaii, peridots are said to be the tears of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and lava. Meanwhile, the Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the Sun” and believed it had special healing powers. Our large range of peridot jewellery has a huge choice of rings, necklaces and bangles. We can personalise that August birthday gift, why not add a Peridot birthstone charm to an engraved locket, there really is something for everyone. 

You don't have to be born in August to enjoy all the properties and benefits of this month's beautiful birthstone. But if you were, you may find you feel a special resonance with this. 

Kate Barker