Peridot and Spinel is the August Birthstone. Peridot comes in different shades of green but Spinel comes in a variety of different shades of purple, Spinel can also be black.
Peridot are said to bring their wearer joy, confidence and motivation.
The Spinel gemstone has only been added to the August birthstone list recently. Spinels has been around as long as diamonds have been, but only recently has it gained more popularity and attention. The GIA has officially announced adding Spinel as an August Birthstone.
Spinel are said to bring their wearer confidence, vitality and protection.