YOUR STORY - Spinel & Peridot: birthstones August

spinel peridot birthstone

Born in August? Then your birthstones are those of August. Count yourself lucky because you have got yourself two birthstones; Spinel and Peridot. Spinel is available in a wide range of colours and is believed to protect the wearer from harm and to eliminate sadness. Peridot, with its signature lime green colour, installs power and influence.


People believe Spinel protect the owner from harm. It has the ability to reconcile differences and to soothe away sadness. Spinel is available in a wide range of rich, brilliant colours; beautiful reds, orange, pastel pink, purple and – extremely rare – blue. Particularly spectacular is the orange-pink variation that is mined in Myanmar, truly unlike any other gemstone. 

The bright red variation of Spinel is so similar to the Ruby that people often confuse the two. However, Spinels are rarer than Rubies but can sometimes be found in larger sizes. Compared to many other gemstones, Spinel is relatively affordable.


Peridot drives away fears and nightmares and gives the wearer magical powers and healing properties. People also believe it is carrying the gift of inner radiance. It sharpens the mind and opens new levels of awareness and growth. Not sure if that’s all true, but it’s worth a shot, right?

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occurs in a single colour: green. The intensity and tint of the green depend on the amount of iron in the stone. The colour can therefore vary from yellow, to olive, to brownish-green, look at this collier from Beegoddess.

De Parme Design

Are your birthstones of August (or just a Spinel or Peridot enthusiast) and curious about the use of the two stones in byJacky brands? De Parme Design, by H.R.H. Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme, use Spinel in her beautiful Leaves collection. Look at their collection!