The Beautiful Colours of August!

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Welcome to August, the last month of winter here in Australia. Woo hoo!

Winter is slowly coming to an end and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so over the cold, chilly weather.

On another note, I went to the jewellery shop today and saw some beautiful birthstones that all relate to the month of August.

In the US, the birthstones for August are Peridot and Spinel. Here in Australia, we have other colourful birthstones for the month of August: sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone and topaz.

I am especially captivated by the beautiful colours that characterise Peridot and Spinels, so this article will focus on these two beautiful birthstones.


Peridot has a beautiful lime green colour like the one found in this angel pendant. In ancient times, it was believed that Peridot was a confidence booster. It was somewhat of a “power suit” and instilled self-belief in the wearer. Peridot is also believed to promote health and wealth.

Peridot earrnings

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Spinels are very similar in appearance to rubies. Spinels can be found in rich red colours as well as orange, pink and purple. In Burma, there are special hot pink spinels which have a tinge of orange.

Spinels are just as beautiful as rubies and are believed to protect the owner from harm and soothe depression. However, they are rarer than rubies.

Blue spinels are the rarest types of spinels and are extremely hard to find. Check out this cool YouTube video from Yavorskyy about blue spinels.

The above August colours are really beautiful. I have already purchased a Ruby-red ring, and I am fascinated by its lustrous colour and how happy it makes me feel just by looking at it.

The ring below is not a spinel, but it sure looks like one. If you can afford a real spinel, then congratulations, but for now, I’m happy with my ruby-red ring 🙂

Ruby red ring

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Happy August everyone!

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Melodia Paris

Writer and entrepreneur. Founder of I Love Colours. I love butterflies, peacocks, rainbows and all things colourful. Connect with me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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