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Tales of the Three August Birthstones. Sardonyx, Peridot, & Spinel

August Birthstones

The photo above, taken by Carole Raddato┬áis a section of “The Great Cameo of France”. Carved in the first century AD from Sardonyx. One of the three August Birthstones. The others being Peridot and Spinel. Yet the original birthstone of August is Sardonyx. While the Spinel only became an accepted birthstone in 2016. In fact, […]