Calling all August babies: it’s officially peridot season.

According to the American Gem Society, the August birthstone boasts not one nor two but three gemstones to its name, with all sardonyx, spinel, and peridot to shimmer as the lucky stones for those born in the late summer month.

And whilst three birthstones is certainly an apt dosage of extra-ness very suited to August babies, we’re zooming into peridot this month as the leading August birthstone.

Recognisable by its lime green glow, peridot is meant to bring prosperity and good fortune to those who wear it. Known as ‘the evening emerald’, the stone can be found anywhere from Pakistan and Africa to China and Myanmar. Interestingly, most of the world’s peridot supply actually hails from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona.

Proving that green is always gorgeous, we put together five different ways you can wear, gift, or admire the summery hue in August. From small and sophisticated to grand and extravagant, consider these your sparkling excuses to rock the August birthstone in style this month.

Featured and hero image credit: Pomellato

August birthstone peridot: Pomellato

Pomellato Bracelet M’ama Non M’ama

You can always count on Pomellato to bring a fresh and playful pop to your jewellery trove. Part of the M’ama Non M’ama collection, this rose gold bracelet (approx. THB 78,821) features a double cabochon of peridot at 1.06 ct with a touch of diamond pavé. A beautifully contemporary and easy way to sport the August birthstone, the bangle is easy to wear every day and brings an instant twinge of brightness to the wrist. Much sunshine. Very August.

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August birthstone peridot: Pandora

Pandora August Droplets Earrings

Pandora has an entire collection of birthstone jewellery, ranging from bracelets and rings to earrings. Always ones to love a classic stud, these sterling silver earrings (THB 2150) feature the vividly green stone in simple yet sophisticated flair, suited to every day wear and casual ensembles. Pair with matching items from the collection, or wear them entirely on their own — either way works a charm.

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August birthstone peridot: Bucherer

Bucherer Fine Jewellery Necklace

It isn’t common to see peridot on a necklace, yet in twinkling company of 18 brilliant cut diamonds in this Bucherer necklace (approx. THB 25,280), it’s becoming a real mystery as to why. Part of the Shapes Collection, the 18ct rose gold peridot and diamond pendant features the August birthstone in a trilliant cut; which, if you’re wordsmiths like we are, is enough of a beautiful term to make you fall for it in itself.

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August birthstone peridot: Dior

Dior Diorama Preciseuse Earrings

Here’s one for the cool kids. Inspired by an ornate ribbon, Dior’s Diorama collection has gathered much hot hype for its asymmetric, modern feel. This pair of Preciseuse Earrings (approx. THB 458,425) is no exception to the vibe, made up of 18k yellow gold and featuring both diamonds and peridot. The mis-match is entirely purposeful and thereby makes for a very punk rock statement, all the while maintaining an elegant flair with the shimmer of gems. A perfect gift for all those August babies who walk a little on the wild (albeit utterly stylish) side.

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August birthstone peridot: Bulgari

Bulgari Colore Ring

Those born in August are known to shine at their best in good company, and on a similar tangent, the August birthstone is often times best admired in equally colourful ensembles. This Bulgari Colore Ring (approx. THB 277, 575) is a prime example, featuring the Colore two-band in 18kt yellow gold, set with pink tourmaline, peridot, blue topaz, and pavé diamonds. The abstract accessory plays with geometry and colour, embracing some of the Italian jeweller’s most iconic trademarks. The ring is definitely a party, but you could and should expect no less from August, right?

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Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.