August Birthstone - Peridot and Spinel
Peridot, the bright green color of nature, is associated with harmony, good health, restful sleep, and peacefulness. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
Spinel is believed to help people put their egos aside and become devoted to one another. The red colour of the stone is also associated with longevity, passion, and devotion – a common characteristic of most red gemstones.