Celebrating August Birthdays: The Radiant Gemstones of Leo and Virgo

What’s the number one way to elevate your summer wardrobe?

Jewelry, of course!

Whether for personal adornment or thoughtful birthday gifts, necklaces, bracelets, and rings featuring gemstones make stylish additions to any woman’s attire. But even more so for August-born souls. Leos (July 23-Aug. 23) and Virgos (August 24-Sep.22) are two zodiac signs who especially appreciate earthly pleasures, good food, fine wine, loyal friendships, and pretty things – like gemstones!

With this in mind, Design by Athena has compiled a list of the best gems for people born in August. These include:

  • Peridot
  • Spinel
  • Sardonyx
  • Diamond

So, let’s embrace your inner Leo lion or Virgo maiden with the following gleaming gemstones.

August Birthstones Selection Guide

Peridot: The Gem of Sunshine

If you feel drawn to the color green, Peridot is a timeless choice.

Vibrant green hues evoke images of lush summer landscapes. In fact, ancient Egyptians called Peridot “the gem of the sun.” They believed this stone brings warmth, good fortune, and positivity into the lives of its wearers. Originally formed deep within the Earth's mantle, it can sometimes even be found in meteorites that have fallen to Earth.

Suffer from bad dreams? Peridot is also famous for warding off nightmares.

A wonderful talismanic stone for those born under a Leo/Virgo sun sign!


Spinel: A Kaleidoscope of Colours

Second on our list is the lesser-known Spinel.

Often mistaken for other gemstones due to its diverse shades (red, pink, orange, purple, violet, blue and bluish green), Spinel has been treasured for centuries. Historically, this gem was discovered in mines in what is now modern-day Afghanistan. It adorned the crowns and jewelry of royals throughout history, earning the reputation of being the "Stone of Immortality."

Oh, to be young forever!

Leos will appreciate the revitalizing energy of this gemstone. Likewise, Virgos benefit from Spinel’s ability to soothe the mind, body, and soul.



Sardonyx: Fusing Strength and Beauty

Last – but certainly not least – is Sardonyx.

Older than all other gems so far, Sardonyx is a captivating blend of red-brown bands and white Onyx. Archaeologists have discovered protective symbols and amulets carved from these stones and Roman emperors used it for hot wax seals. Nowadays, it makes charming jewelry. Harmony, unity, and inner strength are all metaphysical properties of this gem.

August-born individuals will find Sardonyx a reminder of their unyielding spirit.


Other Dazzling August Birthday Options  

Like they say…

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

For the Leo woman who loves sparkle (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) diamond jewelry is a guaranteed win. As a talismanic stone, diamonds have long been associated with celestial power and invincibility. With its brilliance, a diamond mirrors the eternal love and strength of a Leo. Even the Greek word for diamond “adamas” means unbreakable.

Equally beautiful options include:


  • Onyx
  • Tourmaline
  • Alexandrite


  • Zircon
  • Jasper
  • Sapphire
  • Citrine
  • Jade

Final Thoughts

Ready to elevate your summer look?

Here at Design by Athena, we want to allow your inner beauty to shine ever so brightly. May Leos and Virgos alike embrace their astrological gifts and let the world witness the magic that unfolds when you wear your birthstone jewelry with pride.

Happy birthday to all August-born gems!

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