Do you know about the beautiful sardonyx birthstone of August?
Sard was one of the breast-plates of Aaron in the Bible.
Ancient Greeks and Romans went to battle wearing sardonyx talismans engraved with images of heroes and gods like Hercules and Mars. They believed the stone could harness the bravery of those figures, granting them courage, victory and protection on the battlefield.
Sardonyx combines alternating layers of “sard” and onyx which create a reddish zebra-striped stone with white bands. Sard and the onyx are both two types of the layered mineral chalcedony.
Sardonyx Birthstone Bracelets
Jan Dee Natural Grind Arenaceous Sardonyx Semi Precious Gemstone Bracelet 10mmFloral Cameo Bracelet – Floral Sardonyx Shell Cameo Bracelet with 8 mm Pink Quartz Beads 25mmJan Dee Natural Sardonyx Turquoise Semi Precious Gemstone Bracelet 10mmSardonyx Bracelet 30 Stretch 8mm Black Round Cut Crystal Silver Accent Bead Strength Protection (Gift Box) (7.0)
Sardonyx Cameo Necklaces
A cameo is a piece of jewelry, typically oval in shape. Cameos consist of a portrait in profile carved in relief on a background of a different color.
Italy is known for the beautiful carved jewelry.
Sardonyx makes some of the most beautiful carved jewelry.
Brooch and Pendant Cameo Master Carved, Natural Genuine Sardonyx Shell Sterling Silver Frame ItalianSALE Antique Victorian Beautiful Hand Carved Sardonyx Cameo on Fine Victorian 4 Winged Beaded Butterfly. One of a Kind!Cameo 80 MM x 56.2 MM Sardonyx Shell Lady Pin and Pendant 14K Yellow Gold
Purple Sardonyx Natural Gemstone Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel Wire 18 Inch Necklace by ASHANTISterling Silver Marcasite and Sardonyx Bead Necklace, 24Pomegranate Fairy Necklace, Green Girl Pewter Pendant, Pomegranate Pendant, Fairy Necklace, Fairy Jewelry, Red Fairy Necklace, Rainbow Gems Fairy Necklace, Matching EarringsSardonyx Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel Handcrafted 18 Inch Necklace by ASHANTI
Floral Cameo Earrings – A Floral/Fantasy Sardonyx Shell Cameo Earrings 14mmFloral Cameo Earrings – Floral Sardonyx Shell Cameo Earrings 20x25mmFish Cameo Pendant – Christian Fish Round Sardonyx Cameo Pendant 29mmSheep Cameo Pendant – Christian Sheep Round Sardonyx Cameo Pendant 29mmFloral Cameo Earrings – A Floral/Fantasy Sardonyx Shell Cameo Earrings 20x20mmRose Cameo Brooch/Pendant – Christian Rose Heart Sardonyx Cameo Brooch/Pendant 25x25mmGenuine Sardonyx Shell – Floral Sardonyx Shell Cameo Pendant with Chain Included 20x25mm
The beautiful sardonyx birthstone of August is such a lovely alternative to peridot August birthstone jewelry.
Either one are perfect gifts, made even more special because they are August birthstones.