The Meaning of the August Birthstone

The Meaning of the August Birthstone
Sunshine is on our mind! Reminiscent of watermelon rinds and pistachio ice cream, the peridot captures all memories of summer- no wonder it represents the month of August! At My Name Necklace enhance your summer style and celebrate your birthday with us with striking peridot jewelry, making for treasured pieces for years to come.


Peridot is the rare gem-quality variety of the mineral olivine, which forms deep inside the Earth’s mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanoes in Hawaii. In Hawaii, peridot once symbolized the tears of Pele, the volcano goddess of fire who controls the flow of lava. Rarely, peridot is found inside meteorites. Most of the world’s supply comes from San Carlos Reservation in Arizona, China, Africa, and Pakistan. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as early as 1500 BC in the Egyptian Red Sea, being used for carved talismans.


The Personalized Triple Heart Necklace and the Engraved Mom Birthstone Necklace are two special pieces and are just right to gift to mom celebrating her birth month and the ones of those closest to her. Both heart necklaces can be customized with one’s name and gemstone as well as their nearest and dearest including the glorious peridot! Named the ‘Evening Emerald’ because of its glow under the starlight or lantern, it is without a doubt that the stone will result in a shining piece that will catch eyes whenever worn.


The national gem of Egypt, the peridot is known as ‘the gem of the sun’. The peridot brings happiness and good cheer, keeping one on the sunny side of life. It is considered to be an aid to friendship and free the mind of envious thoughts. It is also said to protect the wearer from evil eye. It is claimed to open, cleanse, and activate the heart, which can help one to release old baggage and all burdens, obsessions, and guilts will become cleared and one will experience a feeling of well-being. As well, the stone is given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage.


One of the few gemstones that occur in one color, the peridot’s brilliant glow allows for any jewelry piece to stand out. The Baby Feet Bangle Bracelet is a meaningful token of love including baby feet charms which can be customized with one’s name and their date of birth, as well as their birthstone. The Vertical Infinity Necklace with Birthstones can be customized with two names and their birthstones. Both pieces symbolize the loving bond between family members with the stylish and meaningful touch of a birthstone. One who is born in August can expect the peridot to make a true statement through these pieces.

Tally Moran
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A twenty-something-year-old, style-obsessed, food loving, social media animal with an endless love affair for fashion and lifestyle themes. Tally is a copywriter and the voice behind the My Name Necklace Blog.

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