A Spinel birthstone was the additional birthstone added for August. Similarly to December and June; August is the third month that has three gemstones.
August Spinel Birthstone
First and foremost, Sardonyx was the original birthstone for August. Be sure to visit our August Sardonyx Birthstone post to read more about this gemstone. However, later Peridot was added and is now known as the primary birthstone for the month of August.
Since 2016, August now has another birthstone. For any Ruby or Sapphire lover, you will love the Spinel gemstone. What makes this gemstone different than the Ruby and Sapphire, is the Spinel ranks lower in hardness on the Mohs scale. Usually this gemstone’s most desired color is red; however blue, orange and pink are also popular. Additionally, this gemstone is available in pale shades such as lavender, light pink and mauve.
Similarly to other colored gemstones, the darker the hue and the intensity; the more expensive the gemstone is. Also, this gemstone is usually in cushion, oval and pear shapes. However, sometimes you can find this in a octagon, square round or trillion shape.
From our Vintage collection, this 1.54 Natural Orange Red cushion Art Deco Ring is fascinating. Indeed, the Cushion cut center stone will capture your attention as fine cut single Diamonds sparkle on each side of the Platinum Ring.
From 1940-1950, this unique original Ring is a rare find. This 1.20 ct. Natural light purple Spinel and .33 carats of triangle Diamonds from our Vintage collection exudes a feminine, yet modern vibe. Of course, the cushion cut center stone will light up your hand and all attention will be on you.
Unmistakably, this necklace from our Estate collection is a beauty. This Natural Pink 1.50 ct. with a swirl of Diamonds will capture your attention. Set in 14k Yellow Gold, this quality pendant will light up your neckline.
Celebrate your Birthday with any of the August Birthstones.
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