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August
August Birthstones - August Modern Birthstones and Zodiac Birthstones for Sale at AfricaGems.com
Modern Birthstone for August are Genuine Peridots - Natural Peridot Birthstones
The green-apple crispness of Peridot compliments today’s lively fashion scene perfectly. As the popularity of lime green continues to grow, so does the youthful appeal of this citrus-hued gem. Fittingly, this energetic green gemstone is symbolic of August birthdays whose approachable, balanced nature is reflected in the gem’s verdant hue. The Hawaiian people treasured Peridot, believing the gem to be the tears of the goddess Pele. The Romans named the gem “Evening Emerald” because its brilliant color did not fade in lamplight, but instead seemed to glow in the evening hours. Partly for this reason, Peridot was believed to help dreams become realist and to drive away the evil spirits of night. Shop for the perfect Peridot gemstone to celebrate the next August birthday.

Zodiac Birthstone for August is Onyx - Natural Zodiac Black Onyx Birthstones
Those born under the sign of Leo are known to be enthusiastic, energetic and optimistic and the zodiac gemstone for the Leo is none other than the velvety black Onyx. Onyx gemstones, with their fierce and powerful black color, will grant the wearer with vigor, strength, courage and self-control. When set into jewelry, Onyx gemstones create a very chic, high-fashion styled look. The smooth black texture of Onyx adds sophistication and uniqueness to any look. Africa Gems carries a great selection of loose Onyx gemstones as well as Onyx jewelry. Find a perfect Onyx gift for your favorite lucky Leo

Birthstone Poem by Oliver Farrington
"Wear a Peridot, or for thee
No conjugal felicity;
The August-born without this stone,
'T is said, must live unloved and lone"

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