August’s birthstones are both green – perfect to match the landscape during Summer.
The first is jade, this most ancient of semi-precious stones, available in a variety of colours when dyed and of course its natural colour, which is the palest of greens. Thought to bring the wearer luck, it is the Chinese stone for good fortune and makes a great birthday gift.
The second birthstone is peridot. Its yellowy green is such an easy colour to wear whether you’re blonde, brunette, auburn or fighting the grey! As with most gems, its surrounded with myth and legend and has been worn to stave off the evil eye and nightmares.
I hope you’re enjoying the Summer with all the highs and lows in the weather and turbulent politics.