In Hawaii, the August birthstone is symbolic the volcano goddess, Pele, and thought to ward off evil bringing good fortune to its wearer. Like diamonds, this rare gem forms deep in the earth, but only surfaces during volcanic eruptions.
The birthstone for August, peridot is a bright, lively, green gemstone with good transparency. Like diamonds, most peridot gems are formed deep in the earth and brought to the surface by volcanic activity. Treasured for thousands of years, peridot is a symbol of the sun, thought to ward off evil, and bring peace and good fortune to its wearer.