By Amanda Gizzi
It could be the warmth from the summer sun or the beauty from August’s birthstones—whatever the reason, August is bringing the heat.

August babies are lucky to have both peridot and spinel as birthstones. Both gems are calling to jewelry designers to take risks with design and break free from boring jewelry.

The stones’ disparate shades, from peridot’s cheerful green hue to the bold spectrum of spinel’s range, give jewelry lovers limitless options.

This Amanda’s Style File showcases the eight pieces of jewelry that will have those born in August creating wish lists and everyone else wishing they could claim these birthstones for their own. 

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