By Amanda Gizzi
August gained a new birthstone last year, and everyone warmly embraced spinel as a colorful alternative to peridot.

Peridot isn’t green with envy, either, as it is having a fashionable moment too. Jewelry designers are taking the once-dated gemstone and creating pieces of jewelry that men and women of all ages will want to give and receive.

Here are a few Style File selections to share with those celebrating their birthday this month, including National Jeweler’s very own Editor-in-Chief.

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