What is the Birthstone for August?
The Birthstone for August is the Peridot. Unlike other gemstones, the peridot only ever occurs in one colour - olive green. The brightness and tint of the Peridot gemstone does vary though, depending on how much iron is present in the crystal. Some Peridot gems appear more yellowy and others can be a darker brownish-green. The most sought after colour of Peridot is dark olive green.
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