August Birthstone: Peridot | Spinel| Sardonyx Stone

People born in August have three gems to choose from - Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx. The gemstones are all beautiful and known for their metaphysical and healing properties. Peridot stone gives you strength, boosts your metabolism, and reduces anxiety. Spinel gemstones have a calming effect and re-energize the person. It encourages passion and increases intuition powers. Sardonyx gemstone is the stone of courage, communication, and willpower. All of these three stones are very lucky and will benefit you.
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About's August Birthstones

Peridot, Spinel, and Sardonyx are three birthstones for April. All of these three gemstones are unique and have distinct colors and metaphysical properties. Each stone is known for its own benefits and is all very alluring. Both traditionally and in modern gemstone society, these three gems are known as birthstones for August borns.

Peridot gemstone is a beautiful olive green hues stone known for its properties of renewal, rebirth, radiance, and health.

Spinel stone is a semi-precious stone that comes in various hues. The stone has a calming effect, brings peace of mind, and increases intuition powers.

Sardonyx gemstone is a stone of protection, strength, and courage. The stone comes in hues of orange, black, brown, or red with layers of white or black on it. It looks fascinating with layers and is believed to have communication and happiness.

Healing Properties of August Birthstones

The August people will also get the health benefits of their birthstones. Know these healing properties of August birthstones here:-

Peridot Stone Health Benefits

  • The gem is in association with the heart chakra and is known to strengthen the heart.
  • It helps to heal from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
  • The gemstone will detoxify your body, removing all toxic substances from your body.
  • Peridot cures any skin diseases, renews tissues and cells, and gives you radiant skin.
  • Your metabolism powers will increase and cure fever.
  • It will strengthen your endocrine system.
  • Helps to maintain your mental health.
Health Benefits of Spinel Stone

  • If you suffer from any Blood loss, the gem will help you heal.
  • Any Inflammatory diseases will be cured.
  • The Spinel gem helps to Reduce swelling and provides relief from pain.
  • The gem spinel will cure arthritis.
  • It will enhance or strengthen your Nervous system.
  • The gemstone will protect you from Bacterial or virus infections as well as help with the treatment process.
  • It will provide relief from the Flu or cold.
Health Benefits of Sardonyx Gemstone

  • It will provide nourishment to the body and keep vitality and energy levels up.
  • The gem energies will maintain blood circulation.
  • Any related diseases to the Endocrine system will be treated.
  • If you have any Skin problems, the gem will be beneficial for you.
  • Your metabolism powers and immune system will be boosted.
  • It will repair your bones and strengthen them.
  • Cure any kidney infections or ailments related to the bladder and lungs.
  • It will increase fertility and sexual prowess.

Benefits of August Birthstones

August birthstones are dynamic beautiful gemstones known for their metaphysical properties and soothing vibes that they bring to the person who wears them. Every stone has its own importance and benefits. Know the benefits of birthstones for August here: -

Benefits of Peridot Stone

Peridot is one of the oldest and most beautiful gemstones in the world. The stone comes in the cool and calm color of green. It increases the energy and vitality of the person.

  • Reducing anxiety and stress, the calming vibes of the peridot stone bring peace of mind to the person.
  • It instills happiness, and truthfulness in the wearer. The stone is believed to give comfort to the person.
  • Peridot will help you sleep better. It will remove negative energies from your life and clear your mind of obsessive or negative thoughts.
  • This attractive gemstone is also known to bring loyalty and love into the life of the wearer. It deepens the bond and enhances mutual understanding.
  • The peridot word means abundance. This green gemstone will bring prosperity and tranquility to your life.
Spinel Stone Benefits

The soothing Spinel gemstone is an alluring stone believed to be a stone of stress relief. Ancient people believed that the stone could help you get rid of bad addictions like gambling. Many other benefits of spinel stone are as follows:-
  • The gem increases the focus powers of the person.
  • It brings calmness into the life of its user.
  • Spinel gemstones balance emotions, help in achieving stability, and get better control of the mind.
  • This fierce stone also increases passion in the wearer. It also instills devotion.
  • Spinel gem activates the root chakra in the body, which promotes the feeling of sensibility and grounding or security.
  • The gem will help you be more confident, and reduce nervousness and fears.
Benefits of Sardonyx Gemstone

The Sardonyx gemstone is a stone of protection. It protects the wearer from negative energies like evil energies, bad omens, black magic, etc.
  • Sardonyx gemstone is known to increase the courage and strength of the wearer.
  • It increases happiness and understanding in marriages, instilling harmony between partners.
  • The gem will also increase the communication skills of the wearer.
  • The Sardonyx gemstone will also increase your willpower and give you the strength to face the obstacles of your life.
  • It will bring fortune to you as well. If you feel sad or helpless constantly, the stone will help you heal and bring you emotionally stable.

Who Should Wear August Birthstones?

Gemstones are very powerful and influential things, their energies can both be negative and positive. They can be negative when you wear a gem that is not suitable for you to wear. As per astrology experts, your birth chart tells which planet is in a negative position and will give you negativity, and so to remove these harmful effects of a planet a gemstone should be worn. If you are getting attracted towards a gemstone, and want to wear it, you should get your birth chart or kundli checked and ensure that the stone is giving you positivity. Some stones are not suitable for you to wear as per the positions of planets in your birth chart.

Know who can wear the august birthstones as per their zodiac sign:-

Peridot - A natural Peridot gemstone is linked to the planet Mercury. People who have negative effects of Mercury in their birth chart should wear this gemstone to remove the harmful effects. As per Vedic astrology, people of Gemini (Mithun Rashi) and Virgo (Kanya Rashi) can wear the peridot gemstone. Cancer zodiac signs can wear a natural peridot as per Western astrology.

Spinel - The ruling planet of the original Spinel stone is the Sun. If you have the Sun in a negative position in your birth chart, you should wear an original Spinel gem. The gemstone will remove the negativity and bring the blessings of the Sun. As per expert astrologers, the spinel stone is suitable for Virgo zodiac signs to wear.

Sardonyx - The ruling planet of Sardonyx gemstone is Mars, and so people who want the blessings of Mars or Mangal Grah should wear this gem. Also, people born under the Leo, Capricorn, Aries, and Scorpio signs can wear the gem.

How to Wear August Birthstones?

August birthstones are semi-precious gemstones with astrological significance and many metaphysical properties. These properties of the stones bring many advantages to the people who wear them as mentioned above. But to gain only positive energies of the stones, it is essential that you energize and activate your august birthstone gem.

To purify your gemstone and energize it, you have to perform a ritual. On an auspicious day, take a bath, wear clean clothes, and sit in your temple with your stone. Follow the procedure mentioned below to wear your August birthstone.

Step 1: First, you should purify your gemstone. To do that, take a bowl and keep your gemstone or august birthstone jewelry in it. Now add the following ingredients one by one:

Raw cow's milk, sugar, curd, Tulsi leaves, honey, and ghee (clarified butter)

Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes.

Step 2: Rinse the gemstone with water (preferably Ganga Jal) and pat it dry with a clean cloth.

Step 3: Light incense, offer fresh flowers, and pray to god about your pure intentions with faith and devotion.

Step 4: Now, repeat the mantra of the birthstone 108 times and while you are reciting the mantra for the last time, wear it.


June Birthstones Peridot  Spinel  Sardonyx
Ruling Planet Mercury (Buddh Grah) Sun (Lord Surya) Mars (Mangal Grah)
Auspicious Day to Wear March Birthstone Wednesday Sunday Tuesday
Best time to wear March Birthstone Early Morning  Early Morning - Sunrise Early Morning Hours
Metal to Wear March Birthstone  Silver (Most Preferrable), Gold or Panchdhatu Silver or Gold  Silver or Gold 
Which Finger to wear in? Little finger Ring finger Ring finger preferably but is recommended to consult an astrologer
Chanting Mantra  Om Bum Budhaye Namah   || ॐ बुं बुधाय नम: || Om Hrim Sum Suryay Namah || ॐ ह्रीं सूर्याय नमः || Om Aung Angarakay Namah || ॐ अं अंगारकाय नमः||

Price of August Birthstone

The Price of birthstones will vary highly based on the demand and supply of the gemstones. Every gemstone has its own distinct properties, and so their demand is as per people’s beliefs and preferences. Also, there are some factors that affect the cost of august birthstones. These aspects are Cut, color, clarity, weight, origin, and quality of the gemstone.

The cut of the gemstone will highly affect the Auguts birthstone price because it takes a lot of practice and precision to cut the gem crystals. As for color, the gemstones that have light or dull color and saturation are less valuable. Some origins produce good quality gemstones and so they are also highly priced. But the quality includes clarity and if a gemstone has inclusions or abrasives, it will be valued less.

Based on all the factors, the price of birthstones for August are as follows:-

  • The Peridot gemstone price in India per Ratti ranges between Rs. 3,287.00 - Rs. 8,052.00. That is, the cost of a peridot is around $42.73 - $104.68 per carat.
  • Spinel gemstone price in India starts from a range of Rs18,480.00 - Rs55,760.00 on a per ratti basis. In dollars, the price of Spinel stone per carat ranges between $240.24 - $724.88.
  • In India, the price of Sardonyx gemstone is around INR 500 to INR 2000 per Ratti. In dollars, it starts at around $14 per carat.